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

Lincoln Area Hospice Volunteers

Lincoln Area Hospice Volunteers

Contact Info:

Ivie Sprenger
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:
(402)800-8145
Ongoing
Location:
Anywhere in the Lincoln Area
Lincoln, NE 68501
Opportunity Type:
General
Requested Hours:
1.00 hours

Endless Journey has immediate need for 5-10 volunteers in Lincoln, Nebraska and the larger Lancaster County area to serve our growing patient population in the community. We serve patients in nursing homes, assisted living, and private homes. Volunteers serve as friendly companions playing cards, playing music, reading scripture, etc. Volunteers are sometimes also needed to provide a 2-3 hour break for a family member caring for their loved one at home. Volunteers do not provide medical care, simply peace of mind for the caregivers and companionship for the patients.

Volunteers make a simple but immeasurable contribution to the quality of life of our patients and their families at this most difficult time of their lives. Whether you are a "people person" or a much more reserved introvert, your presence is a healing one for all involved.

Training is provided - most of the training is online and can be done at home. Volunteers can set their own schedules according to their availability - one hour a week is all it takes to make a lasting difference for our patients and their families!

Covid-19 has made volunteers even more important. Nursing homes and other senior-services are under-staffed, and the mental health crisis stemming from the pandemic is impacting our seniors as well. Nonjudgmental, calm and supportive companions are life-savers!