Jacobetti home seeks volunteers

MARQUETTE — Michigan Veteran Homes is looking for volunteers to join the No Member Dies Alone program at each home, highlighting the need to offer companionship and assistance to veteran members who are entering the final stages of life.

NMDA volunteers provide comfort at the bedside when family and friends can’t be present. These acts of kindness such as holding a member’s hand, talking or listening, or reading or playing music, helps each member feel more comfortable and ensures that no one should have to face the challenge of death alone.

MVH is seeking volunteers to join the NMDA program at each of the three homes in Marquette, Grand Rapids and downstate Chesterfield Township.

In addition to the regular volunteer application process, anyone desiring to serve as a vigil volunteer will also have a special interview to determine fitness for the No Member Dies Alone team.

MVH provides all the training necessary including orientation sessions on member privacy regulations, bedside protocol, communication skills and self-care. Opportunities to follow experienced volunteers are offered as well.

To volunteer at the Michigan Veterans Homes D.J. Jacobetti in Marquette, contact Sarah Johnson, volunteer and donations coordinator, at 906-226-3576 ext. 2520396 or johnsons93@michigan.gov.


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