Volunteers Needed

Hospice is about living each day to the fullest. It’s about helping individuals dying of terminal illness live each day in a pain-free environment, with dignity and peace. As a hospice volunteer, you can be a part of this incredible journey.

Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services is offering a free, comprehensive training course for individuals who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. Volunteers are assigned to roles dependant on their individual interests and abilities, as well as availability.

Currently, meal time and front desk help is needed, especially on the weekends at the House of the Dove (Ministry Home Care’s hospice home) in Marshfield. This is about a 2 hour commitment per shift. In addition, there is a growing need for patient support volunteers in our entire service area which includes the surrounding communities of Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield. We are also seeking sewers in the Marshfield area for our Memory Bear Program.

Volunteering for patient support with hospice is unique. After completing training, approved patient support volunteers are assigned based on patient need. The frequency and duration of patient specific assignments varies according to case specifics. This service allows for a great amount of flexibility and tremendous opportunity for personal growth.

Personal training and ongoing support for all volunteer positions will be provided. Our next training sessions will be offered in March and April. These sessions are free and materials are provided. Registration is required. For more information and dates please call 800.397.4216 and ask for Deb Hickey or Jen Masephol. Deb and Jen can also be reached via email at Deborah.Hickey@ahah.net or Jennifer.Masephol@ahah.net.

Make each day count…become a hospice volunteer.

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