Vigil Volunteer - Help support patients in the Fox Valley during their greatest hour of need!

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Heartland Home Health & Hospice

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Our number one goal at Heartland Hospice is to ensure no one dies alone. A hospice Vigil Volunteer is one of Heartland's most special and fulfilling opportunities. Vigil Volunteers sit bedside with a patient who is in their last hours of life. Support may involve providing respite to family (allowing them to step away and eat a meal/take a break) or simply being present...providing comfort and peace of mind to all that the patient is not alone. Our Vigil Volunteer program is more of an "on-call" opportunity; vigil support is based upon request of patient's family or caregiving team. Scheduling of vigil takes into consideration the volunteer's location, comfort level and availability. Individuals must be appropriately coping with any personal losses, have impeccable communication skills, sound judgment regarding issues of death and dying, and ability to work independently with indirect supervision. Characteristics that Heartland is looking for in a Vigil Volunteer include: a positive outlook on life, flexibility, empathy, sensitivity to issues around death and dying, compassion, a willingness to help others and ability to work as a member of the hospice team.

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About Heartland Home Health & Hospice

Location:

1145 W. Main Avenue, Suite 205, De Pere, WI 54115, US

Mission Statement

Heartland provides quality home health and hospice services throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Description

Heartland Hospice volunteers provide support to terminally ill individuals and their families in residential settings throughout Northeast Wisconsin. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteers may serve as visitors to hospice patients in need of a new friend, as relief sitters for hospice caregivers, serve vigil for hospice patients who are actively dying, as bereavement support to families who have lost a loved one, or as clerical volunteers in our De Pere, Wisconsin office.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1Appleton, WI 54911

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • as little as a few hours a month!

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