Volunteers needed at House of the Dove and throughout central Wisconsin
For Hub City Times
CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Ascension at Home is offering a comprehensive training for individuals who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. Volunteers are assigned according to their individual interests and abilities, as well as availability.
“We are currently in need of volunteers to staff the front desk at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. In addition, there is a growing need for patient support volunteers in our entire service area which includes the surrounding communities of Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield (from north to Thorp and south to Coloma/Hancock), Wausau and Stevens Point (including Athens, Mosinee and Plainfield areas),” an Ascension at Home release said.
“We are also seeking seamstresses that may have an interest in sewing Memory Bears in the Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, Wausau and Stevens Point areas and Veteran volunteers who may have a special interest in visiting our patients who are veterans and/or assist with Veteran pinning ceremonies.
“Volunteering with hospice is a very unique and incredibly rewarding experience. After completing training, approved patient support volunteers are assigned based on patient need. The frequency, role and duration of patient specific assignments vary according to case specifics. This service allows for a great amount of flexibility and is a tremendous opportunity for personal growth that allows participation in something very special.”
Personal training and ongoing support for all volunteer positions will be provided.
Upcoming trainings will be in September-October, as a four-week series of two- hour sessions.
These sessions, which are free with materials provided; will be small group gatherings to allow for safe social distancing with masks provided. Registration is required.
For more information call Dawn Freedlund at 800-397-4216 or email Dawn.Freedlund@ahah.net.