Appointment Companion “Help make a trip to the doctor less lonely”


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

614 8th Street SMinneapolis, MN 55414

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About

Appointment Companion

Locations: Minneapolis,
Robinsdale, Brooklyn Center (based on needs)

Hours: Business Hours

Days: Monday thru Friday

Contact: Maria Figueroa
(612)735-7138 or email: mariaf@restartincmn.org

Description: "Help make a trip to the doctor less lonely"

Companions serve adults who need
support when Family members or staff
cannot be there.

Assist a client to a medical appointment which
may include Dental, Physical Therapy, Counseling or Medical. Some visits can
last only a few minutes, and others up to an hour or more. In some cases the
volunteer may come into the appointment with the resident in order to be sure
that Restart Inc. staff gets the information that they need to care for the
resident. At times, residents may need some reassurance if things do not go as
planned or will need direction to find the office. This is a great role for
someone who is social and comfortable as
well as interested in learning more about the healthcare system.

Volunteers are assigned to a specific client
based on time, place and schedule of both volunteer and clients. Appointments
are during regular business hours. Transportation is provided by a professional
medical transport company volunteers are not expected to use their own
vehicles.

Qualifications:
18 or older

No Special skills needed,
Training provided

Punctual,
reliable, ability to interact/communicate with clients who are
diverse; positive attitude and an open
mind.

Timeframe:

Minimum commitment of 6 months. Between 2 -
4 times month, Hours and days to be arranged
with staff and volunteer when the need arises.

Benefits:

Training,
gain experience as an appointment companion, each volunteer hours are recorded to
provide good job references. Feel good making a difference in someone’s life
and giving back to your community

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 month commitment 2-3 times a month
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