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Proposal

Hospice Volunteer - Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties and/or greater Metro Twin City area

30 hours


Beginning date:
2017-04-03
Ending Date:
2017-12-29

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community to be addressed.
Answer Consider becoming a hospice volunteer with Allina Health Hospice & Palliative Care! Our volunteers offer companionship, help with errands, provide respite time for caregivers, assist with writing/reading and in many other ways support patients and families. Patients are nearing end of life and they and their family members greatly appreciate volunteer support! Allina's hospice patients reside in their own homes or residential care facilities. We provide flexible hours and online training followed by a 1X group wrap-up session in St. Paul. We serve patients and families in 33 counties throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin (Pierce, Polk and St Croix). We help you to find your perfect fit! Call 612-262-7108 or apply online at our website at www.allinahealth.org/hospicevolunteer

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?
Answer The mission of Allina Health Hospice is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients at end of life. We provide support and information for the patient's family and caregivers throughout the journey. Our volunteers serve as part of the team and support patients and families wherever the patient calls home. It may be their own home or a residential care facility. Volunteers serve in a variety of roles; companionship, respite support, even for specific projects or needs across the state of MN and in western WI.

3.

What skills are required for this project?
Answer Volunteer must complete interview, training and pass state background study. Interest in healthcare, supporting hospice patients and families in western Wisconsin or the greater metro Twin City area.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?
Answer Learn to provide assistance to hospice patients and families. Patients are admitted into hospice with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. They may reside in their own homes or at a residential care facility.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?
Answer 1-4 hours per week when assigned to a patient

6.

Additional information (not required).
Answer We offer the group wrap-up training session 1X per month on a Saturday morning.