Companions befriend older adults through visits, telephone calls or outings. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and can choose assignments and schedules that work for them! For the safety and well-being of our clients and those who provide services to them, all Care Partners volunteers are required to complete an application, pass a background check, and attend program training.
Companion training participants meet Care Partners staff and learn about safety, end-of-life, comfort measures, dementia, elder awareness, communication and more. The 8-hour program will be held over three evening sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 12-14, from 6-8:30pm. At this time we are planning to hold all three sessions via Zoom, but we hope to perhaps include some in-person time depending on the situation with COVID and availability of participants.
Click here to request more information or to register for Spring Companion Volunteer training, or call 218-387-3788.