The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
5001 American Bvld., Ste 655/625(our patients are located in private homes andfacilities throughout the metro area)Bloomington, MN55437
Goal: "That no patient dies alone"
Reward: "To glimpse the divine."
Description: Vigil volunteers provide a calming presence for patients who are transitioning and imminently dying. Vigils bring peace and dignity to patients when they are dying alone or when families request additional support. It is our goal that all of our patients die looking into the eyes of love. Volunteers are expected to make a commitment to volunteer at least once a month for two hours.
Volunteers are provided free training, a training certificate, and can work flexible hours that suit their individual schedules. Volunteer training blends ancient wisdom with contemporary practices.
Volunteer Training is offered on a quarterly basis at the Bloomington office (see the schedule for 2014 Orientation and Training dates).
*Out of respect for the grieving process, if you are a surviving family member, we encourage you to wait a minimum of 13 months following the death of your loved one to serve as a direct care volunteer or in public relations activities.