Opportunities from: Volunteer Wisconsin

Volunteer: Veterans Serving Veterans: Volunteer in Hospice! (West Bend)

Through the Heartland Hospice "Vets for Vets" program, veteran volunteers (or active duty members) will have the unique ability to support our veteran patients who are terminally ill. Heartland Hospice volunteers help to support and enhance the quality of life of those they visit. Vets for vets volunteers offer services such as: companionship by just being present for the patient and offering to talk or assisting with non-medical tasks; emotional support through active listening, sharing experiences and stories; allowing for expression of feelings; holding a hand; giving a needed hug; offering words of comfort; and respite support by staying with the patient while the caregiver enjoys a moment alone to run errands, make appointments, or simply take time to care for themselves.

We recognize that veterans share a special bond among each other. The goal of our "Vets for Vets" program is to match veteran patients with a hospice-trained veteran who may have a similar background. All patient visitation volunteers receive training regarding the philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer and other staff members, as well as, helpful skills in caring for and communicating with hospice patients and their families. Volunteers in our "Vets for Vets" program also receive additional training focused on a veteran's specific needs. Volunteer hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com. We're waiting to hear from you! 

Interested applicants will: be at least 18-years-old, complete initial application paperwork, agree to a background and reference check, attend a volunteer orientation and complete two TB tests.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Songs from the heart: give the gift of music to hospice patients! (West Bend)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! Do you know how to play an instrument and/or enjoy singing? We are looking for more special individuals in West Bend, or a surrounding community, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers! Musician volunteers enrich the lives of hospice patients by sharing their time and talents during social visits. In addition to providing music, volunteers offer much-needed companionship and one-on-one support. Service hours are extremely flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location.

Musician volunteers have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... uplifting music, a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for! If you have a little extra time to give to share your love of melody, and have a big heart, contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee (414-944-2016; emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com) today to learn more about this unique volunteer opportunity.

Interested applicants will be: at least 18 years old (or 16 if accompanied by a parent or guardian); agree to a background and reference check; attend a volunteer orientation; and complete two TB tests. Reliable transportation is a must!

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Share Your Therapy Dog's Unconditional Love with Hospice Patients! (West Bend)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for therapy dog/handler teams in West Bend, or a surrounding community, to enrich the lives of our hospice patients. The pet visitor volunteer, along with their certified therapy dog, can encourage an emotional connection, alleviate stress and feelings of isolation, promote self-esteem and provide meaningful interactions/activities to support life review and the sharing of memories. Service hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. Volunteers and their furry friends have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for. If you have a friendly canine who has a lot of love to give and spreads joy wherever she/he goes, this is the opportunity for you! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com for more info. 

PLEASE NOTE: FOR THIS VOLUNTEER ROLE, CANINE MUST BE CURRENTLY CERTIFIED AS A THERAPY ANIMAL. There are many organizations that can provide the therapy animal certification, including Alliance of Therapy Dogs (www.therapydogs.com) and Therapy Dogs International (http://www.tdi-dog.org/). 

Handlers will also need to attend a Heartland Hospice volunteer orientation; complete application paperwork, including background and reference checks; and get two TB tests.

Certain breed restrictions apply.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53090
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Provide reassurance; enrich someone's life: volunteer in hospice! (West Bend)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for more special individuals who live in West Bend, or a surrounding community, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers! Friendly visitor volunteers enrich the lives of hospice patients through social visits, which may involve playing games, enjoying a leisurely stroll around the nursing home/assisted-living facility, engaging in lively conversation or simply providing a comforting presence. Service hours are extremely flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. You have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for!

If you've got a little extra time to give and have a big heart, contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com today! We're waiting to hear from you!

Friendly visitor volunteer requirements: must be at least 18 years of age; complete application paperwork; agree to a background/reference check; have reliable transportation; attend a volunteer orientation; and complete two TB tests.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53090
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Craft your way into the hearts of hospice patients! (West Bend)

Do you enjoy making crafts? Do you want to volunteer from the comfort of your own home? Turn your hobby into healing by becoming a craft volunteer for hospice! Heartland Hospice needs more talented craft volunteers to donate items that will bring comfort to patients facing life-limiting illnesses. The sky's the limit when it comes to what you can donate, but some suggestions include: memory/comfort bears made out of loved one's clothing, crocheted or fleece lap blankets/shawls/slippers, full-size or decorative pillows, veterans-appreciation or patriotic items, stuffed animals (teddy bears), seasonal gifts or any other craft item that will brighten a patient's room.

Items can be dropped off at Heartland's business office in Milwaukee or we'll come to you. This is your chance to make a BIG difference without even leaving your doorstep! Please contact us if you're interested in donating handmade gifts of comfort to our hospice patients. We're waiting to hear from you! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com for more info. 

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Support hospice patients in their greatest hour of need! (West Bend)

Heartland Hospice wants to ensure no one dies alone. A hospice vigil volunteer is one of Heartland's most special and fulfilling opportunities. Vigil volunteers sit bedside with a patient who is in their last hours of life. Support may involve prayer (reading from the Bible or other material that is comforting for patient), providing respite to family (allowing them to step away and eat a meal/take a break) or simply being present...providing comfort and peace of mind to all that the patient is not alone.

Our vigil volunteer program is more of an "on-call" opportunity; vigil support is based upon request of patient's family or caregiving team. Scheduling of vigil takes into consideration the volunteer's location and availability. Applicants must attend an orientation to learn about the philosophy of hospice, the role of a vigil volunteer, and skills related to caring for and communicating with hospice patients and their families. Emphasis is on providing comfort during the dying process.

Requirements for vigil volunteers: must be at least 18-years-old, agree to background and reference checks, must be appropriately coping with any personal losses, impeccable communication skills, sound judgment regarding issues of death and dying, and ability to work independently with indirect supervision.

Vigil volunteers must have: a positive outlook on life, flexibility, empathy, sensitivity to issues around death and dying, compassion, a willingness to help others and the ability to work as a member of the hospice team. Reliable transportation is a must!

If you live in West Bend, or a surrounding community, and would like to provide support to hospice patients during their greatest hour of need, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com. We're waiting to hear from you! 

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53090
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Provide comfort and reassurance: volunteer in hospice! (Hartford)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for more special individuals who live in Hartford, or a surrounding community, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers! Friendly visitor volunteers enrich the lives of hospice patients through social visits, which may involve playing games, enjoying a leisurely stroll around the nursing home/assisted-living facility, engaging in lively conversation or simply providing a comforting presence. Service hours are extremely flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. You have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for!

If you've got a little extra time to give and have a big heart, contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com today! We're waiting to hear from you!

Friendly visitor volunteer requirements: must be at least 18 years of age; complete application paperwork; agree to a background/reference check; have reliable transportation; attend a volunteer orientation; and complete two TB tests.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53027
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Give the gift of time and friendship: volunteer in hospice! (Germantown)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for more special individuals who live in Germantown, or a surrounding community, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers! Friendly visitor volunteers enrich the lives of hospice patients through social visits, which may involve playing games, enjoying a leisurely stroll around the nursing home/assisted-living facility, engaging in lively conversation or simply providing a comforting presence. Service hours are extremely flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. You have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for!

If you've got a little extra time to give and have a big heart, contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com today! We're waiting to hear from you!

Friendly visitor volunteer requirements: must be at least 18 years of age; complete application paperwork; agree to a background/reference check; have reliable transportation; attend a volunteer orientation; and complete two TB tests.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53022
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Share Your Therapy Dog's Unconditional Love with Hospice Patients! (Germantown)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for therapy dog/handler teams in Germantown, or a surrounding community, to enrich the lives of our hospice patients. The pet visitor volunteer, along with their certified therapy dog, can encourage an emotional connection, alleviate stress and feelings of isolation, promote self-esteem and provide meaningful interactions/activities to support life review and the sharing of memories. Service hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. Volunteers and their furry friends have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for. If you have a friendly canine who has a lot of love to give and spreads joy wherever she/he goes, this is the opportunity for you! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com for more info. 

PLEASE NOTE: FOR THIS VOLUNTEER ROLE, CANINE MUST BE CURRENTLY CERTIFIED AS A THERAPY ANIMAL. There are many organizations that can provide the therapy animal certification, including Alliance of Therapy Dogs (www.therapydogs.com) and Therapy Dogs International (http://www.tdi-dog.org/). 

Handlers will also need to attend a Heartland Hospice volunteer orientation; complete application paperwork, including background and reference checks; and get two TB tests.

Certain breed restrictions apply.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53022
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Share your therapy dog's unconditional love: volunteer in hospice! (Hartford)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for therapy dog/handler teams in Hartford, or a surrounding community, to enrich the lives of our hospice patients. The pet visitor volunteer, along with their certified therapy dog, can encourage an emotional connection, alleviate stress and feelings of isolation, promote self-esteem and provide meaningful interactions/activities to support life review and the sharing of memories. Service hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. Volunteers and their furry friends have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for. If you have a friendly canine who has a lot of love to give and spreads joy wherever she/he goes, this is the opportunity for you! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com for more info. 

PLEASE NOTE: FOR THIS VOLUNTEER ROLE, CANINE MUST BE CURRENTLY CERTIFIED AS A THERAPY ANIMAL. There are many organizations that can provide the therapy animal certification, including Alliance of Therapy Dogs (www.therapydogs.com) and Therapy Dogs International (http://www.tdi-dog.org/). 

Handlers will also need to attend a Heartland Hospice volunteer orientation; complete application paperwork, including background and reference checks; and get two TB tests.

Certain breed restrictions apply.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53027
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Veterans Serving Veterans: Volunteer in Hospice! (Mequon)

Through the Heartland Hospice "Vets for Vets" program, veteran volunteers (or those who are currently serving) will have the unique ability to support our veteran patients who are terminally ill. Heartland Hospice volunteers help to support and enhance the quality of life of those they visit. Vets for vets volunteers offer services such as: companionship by just being present for the patient and offering to talk or assisting with non-medical tasks; emotional support through active listening, sharing experiences and stories; allowing for expression of feelings; holding a hand; giving a needed hug; offering words of comfort; and respite support by staying with the patient while the caregiver enjoys a moment alone to run errands, make appointments, or simply take time to care for themself.

We recognize that veterans share a special bond among each other. The goal of our "Vets for Vets" program is to match veteran patients with a hospice-trained veteran who may have a similar background. All patient visitation volunteers receive training regarding the philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer and other staff members, as well as, helpful skills in caring for and communicating with hospice patients and their families. Volunteers in our "Vets for Vets" program also receive additional training focused on a veteran's specific needs. Volunteer hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability.

Interested applicants will: be at least 18-years-old, complete initial application paperwork, agree to a background and reference check, attend a volunteer orientation and complete two TB tests.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016; emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com to learn more! 

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53092
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Provide comfort, friendship and reassurance: volunteer in hospice! (Mequon)

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for more special individuals who live in Mequon, or a surrounding community, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers! Friendly visitor volunteers enrich the lives of hospice patients through social visits, which may involve playing games, enjoying a leisurely stroll around the nursing home/assisted-living facility, engaging in lively conversation or simply providing a comforting presence. Service hours are extremely flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. You have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for!

If you've got a little extra time to give and have a big heart, contact us today! We're waiting to hear from you!

Friendly visitor volunteer requirements: must be at least 18 years of age; complete application paperwork; agree to a background/reference check; have reliable transportation; attend a volunteer orientation; and complete two TB tests.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016; emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com to learn more!

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53092
Allow Groups: No