Death

Emerald Communities

Agency
Emerald Communities
Lincoln, NE
402-475-7755
Emerald Communities has provided assisted living for people with memory loss in small home-like settings since 1996 in our Independence Houses. In January 2012 we opened an end of life care home, the Autumn House, for individuals on Hospice. We’re looking for caring and compassionate volunteers to join our team in helping to enhance the quality of life for our residents with memory loss and provide support and comfort to those facing the end of life.
Contact
Rhonda Saunders
402-475-7755
Available projects

Independence House Activity Assistants Volunteers are needed to assist our Activity Directors at our Independence Houses with daily planned group activities that enhance the social, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents through support and companionship. On occasion assistants may plan, organize and implement activities as requested. Volunteers are also needed to accompany residents on scheduled field trips and to provide one-on-one companionship.

Independence House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to assist our Independence House residents in living life to the fullest by engaging them in conversation, reading, singing, walking, exercising, and gardening, devotions, playing games, arts and crafts, sharing a hobby or exploring a new one. The possibilities are limitless and the rewards are priceless!! Autumn House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to provide one on one support to our residents facing the end of life. Reading, talking, singing, hand massages and companionship are only a few of the ways a volunteer can bring comfort and peace to those on their final journey.

Independence House Activity Assistants Volunteers are needed to assist our Activity Directors at our Independence Houses with daily planned group activities that enhance the social, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents through support and companionship. On occasion assistants may plan, organize and implement activities as requested. Volunteers are also needed to accompany residents on scheduled field trips and to provide one-on-one companionship. Independence House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to assist our Independence House residents in living life to the fullest by engaging them in conversation, reading, singing, walking, exercising, and gardening, devotions, playing games, arts and crafts, sharing a hobby or exploring a new one. The possibilities are limitless and the rewards are priceless!!

Autumn House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to provide one on one support to our residents facing the end of life. Reading, talking, singing, hand massages and companionship are only a few of the ways a volunteer can bring comfort and peace to those on their final journey.

We do have all volunteer applicants fill complete an application and we do background checks with State Patrol and APS/CPS. I do a brief interview and tour them at the house of their choice or where we have the most need.

Classification
Spring 2013
Skirry, Justin
Ethics
Philosophy 102 Ethics
health, Death, care, hospice, elder

Charlie Brown's Kids

Agency
Charlie Brown's Kids
P.O. Box 67106
Lincoln, NE 68512
402-483-1845

Charlie brown's is a kid's support group that's all about good grief. Here group leaders and supportive volunteers help children ages 3-18 express the sadness, guilt, fear and anger that are natural reactions to the death of a parent. They also guide the children toward acceptance of the death, helping them capture and preserve memories of their parents through discussion, art, writing and storytelling. A parent's support group too.

Contact
Bev Prucha
402-483-1845
Available projects

Teen Group Facilitators: Co-facilitate the teen group. Knowledge of the grief process and expeirence working in a small teen group. Group Volunteers to assist facilitators with discussions, clean-up, group discipline, arts/crafts, etc. Meetings 1st & 3rd Th, 6-8 PM. Board of Directors Member: Attend meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month and assist with administration/management of Charlie Brown's Kids,including volunteer coordination, public relations, outreach, fundraising, and grant writing. Charlie Brown's Kids Volunteers: Assist group facilitator during support group meetings, with children who have experienced the death of a parent. Also, assist with arts/crafts, clean up & attend volunteer meetings following regular meetings, which are held onteh 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6-9pm.  Meets at Sheridan Lutheran Church, Old Cheney Road and South 70th Streets.

Personal grief experience and kids group experience are helpful.
Prefer 1 year committment; will accept 1 to 2 semesters
3 hours every 1st and 3rd Thursday (6-8 p.m.)
Provided
Call for application & information
Classification
Children, Teens, Death, Support Group, Grief