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Northfield Hospice Seeking Volunteers
Submitted by Kerry Hjelmgren on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 8:28am
Northfield Hospice is excited to offer Hospice Volunteer Training to members of the Northfield and surrounding communities who are interested in becoming Hospice volunteers. This training and orientation is free and open to those who can commit to at least one year of volunteering, and are 18 years of age or older.
Hospice care is provided to terminally ill patients in and around the Northfield area, and focuses on comfort rather than curative measures. There are many types of Hospice volunteers needed: volunteers for patient and family support, fundraising and event planning, bereavement support, clerical task assistance, or special project help. We are also looking for volunteers who have a certified therapy dog to offer pet therapy visits to our patients.
Companionship volunteers assist the patient and family during the last months or weeks of life by providing physical, emotional, social or spiritual support. This may include sharing conversations, playing cards, taking walks, writing letters, or reading to the patient. Volunteers may also help by making meals, doing household chores, or shopping for patients and families.
Volunteers who provide support behind the scenes for our Hospice program help with annual hospice fundraisers, our annual memorial event, get trained as bereavement support volunteers for families, and offer office support for our staff.
As a Hospice volunteer, you will join a tight-knit community of volunteers who serve our community in a very special way. Monthly volunteer meetings throughout the year provide educational and social opportunities for you to develop your knowledge and skills about your role as a volunteer, end of life care, and our hospice program.
If you are interested in Hospice Volunteer Training, please contact Kerry Hjelmgren, Northfield Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 507-646-1106 or email@example.com an interview.
For more details about becoming a hospice volunteer, visit http://www.hospicefoundation.org/volunteering.