Public Health Community Partnerships - The Gathering Respite Care Volunteer - West St. Paul
Volunteers who help at a The Gathering site are not only helping someone one-on-one with memory loss but they are also giving a few hours of respite to the caregiver of the person with memory loss. For an overview, please visit our website The Gathering.
We also offer respite Q&A sessions in the community to answer your questions and allow you to observe The Gathering in action. Contact us for dates and locations.
There are two Gathering sites in West St Paul:
Salem Lutheran Church
- When: Offered the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month
Where: Salem Lutheran Church - 11 W Bernard St, West St. Paul 55118
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Inver Grove Heights
Salem Lutheran Church, West St. Paul
Faith United Methodist Church, West St. Paul
Augustana Lutheran Church
- When: Offered the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church - 1400 S Robert St, West St. Paul 55118
Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Duties & Responsibilities
As a one-on-one volunteer you will spend five hours of brain-stimulating activities with a Gathering participant. Activities are planned by a lead volunteer for each session. You will also be provided with training in the distinctive needs of people experiencing early to mid stage memory loss.
This is an excellent fit for someone who enjoys 1:1 interactions and is reliable and conscientious.
Minimum Time Commitment
Flexibility is offered and volunteers are able to schedule their availability (1-4 shifts) each month. A minimum of volunteering at least once each month is preferred.
Mild - May include walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Periods of standing or sitting will be required. Comfortable shoes recommended.
Interested volunteers are welcome to complete an online volunteer application and attend a 4-hour training session here at our Como campus located between the Como Zoo and the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Melanie Jagolino | Volunteer Coordinator
1415 Almond Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Direct: 651-632-5499| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess Luce | Dakota County Public Health
Direct: 651-554-6104| Email: email@example.com
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- Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes