Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare is seeking compassionate and mature individuals who are able to provide social support and respite for adults who are facing terminal illnesses, and to their families. Hospice volunteers may visit patients and families in their homes, apartments, or in nursing facilities to provide companionship, a listening ear and a caring presence. They may also help families with specific tasks such as running an errand, planting a flower, walking a dog, or making a meal.
We have a special need for volunteers qualified to do complementary therapies such as massage, healing touch, music and pet therapy. Whether you are a kind spirit wanting to sit with people at end-of-life, or a person with specific talents you hope to share, we can help you to find the best ways to give of your time and talents for volunteer work with the hospice program.
The next Hospice Volunteer Training will be held on the Thursday evenings in June (June 1, 8, 15, 22) from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the St. Ann Building, Room 501, 620 11th Street. This training assures that new volunteers know what to expect in their role, and helps them to understand the many issues surrounding terminal illness and the dying process.
The Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare hospice program services adults of all ages and works with families in the eight counties surrounding La Crosse.
To request an application package, and to schedule an interview for consideration as a prospective volunteer, please contact Curtis Miller, at 608-392-2744, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Let us know of your interest and how to contact you. Individuals who have experienced a significant personal loss within the past year should postpone their participation for at least one year.
Press ContactRick Thiesse