ATTENTION:Volunteer events may not be active or may have modified hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 
 

Companions on Journey

Companions on Journey

Contact Info:

Kelly Keller
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:
4028008145
Ongoing
Location:
10909 Mill Valley Road, Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68114
Opportunity Type:
General
Requested Hours:
2.00 hours
Vounteers Needed:
10

Endless Journey utilizes volunteers in a variety of ways with our hospice patients. They can meet weekly with patients in their own homes or in long-term care facilities to provide companionship and support. We also utilize volunteers to sit with patients in their own homes to provide "respite care" allowing family members to either get out for a while or to simply put their feet up and know they don't have to worry about their loved one's needs for an hour or two.  Lastly, Sit Beside Me volunteers sit with patients who are in thier final hours to days to provide gentle, supportive presence if family cannot be there. This comforts patients, family who is not able to be present, and the staff at the facility! While we provide training for our volunteers on what to expect and how to respond to various situations - expertise is not important here. What is important is the willingness to be with others, to embrace the fact that presence, simple abiding presence, is the most powerful gift one can offer another.

 

Our offices are in Omaha - but we travel to see patients in the surrounding counties of Washington, Burt, Otoe, Cass, Lancaster, Dodge and Sarpy