Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
AseraCare Hospice of Omaha seeks caring, compassionate individuals who would be willing to spend an hour a week visiting our terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers serve as companions on the final journey for patients and their families. Most volunteers visit patients on a weekly or every-other week basis providing social support and decreasing isolation that can so often occur for the terminally ill. Another way we utilize volunteers is on an on-call basis, letting you know when there is a patient who is in their final days and could use someone to sit for 2-3 hours playing calming music, reading scripture and otherwise providing presence that comforts the patient, calms the staff, and provides peace to family who wishes they could be there but cannot.
Volunteers are provided free training that we will bring to you. Volunteers can work flexible hours that suit their individual schedules.
We are seeing an increase in our patients in the Blair, Tekamah and Oakland areas, so we have a special need for volunteers in this area.