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Volunteer Opportunity - Companionship services help families

Volunteer Opportunity Details:

Last updated on March 9, 2015

Companionship services is a non-medical companionship service for individuals or families who have become full-time Caregivers for home bound family members who are no longer able to take care of their daily needs and wish to remain independent at home for as long as possible. Many of HELP Adult Service's clients are providing care to family members with Alzheimer's or some form of dementia. The Respite Companionship program provides a reliable, low-cost solution for Caregivers to take some much-needed personal time to attend to their own physical and emotional needs. A trained and caring volunteer is matched with a family, travels to the home, and spends time reading, writing notes, or conversing with the home bound individual while the Caregiver takes a break for two – four hours each week.

Qualifications Needed to Become a Volunteer Respite Companion:

  1. Should have compassion for people with a kind and friendly attitude
  2. Must attend initial and ongoing training
  3. Must be willing to submit to a thorough background check (required of all staff and volunteers)
  4. . Must be willing to commit at least 6 months
  5. Must be 18 years or older
  6. Must have reliable and safe means of transportation
  7. This opportunity is sponsored by: HELP Adult Services

    We need volunteers who are free at these times
    Weekdays  Weekends
    This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
    Adults (26-54)  Individual
    Adults (55+)  Young Adults (18-25)

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    Contact Person:
    Lynne Holmquist, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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     1941 S. 42nd Street, Suite 200
    Omaha, NE 68105
    This location is handicap accessible
    (See a map)


     For easiest access, please park in The Center, Level 2 Parking facing 42nd Street.
      Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Yes
      Nearest Bus Stop: Yes

    Details where opportunity can also be performed

    Web Site: http://helpadultservices.org
    Last updated on March 9, 2015

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