MINNEAPOLIS, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center Volunteer Services is recruiting skilled volunteers with special "people skills" to serve as Telemedicine volunteers working with primary care clinic patients.
In this exciting new position, volunteers work with Courage Center adult clients in their homes as a non-medical social support. Through relationship-building visits and setting up for telemedicine (Skype) conferences with Courage Center's Primary Care Clinic staff, volunteers can have a positive impact on a client's health and independence by:
- diminishing the unhealthy affects of social isolation;
- reducing hospitalizations; and
- empowering clients to manage their health care plan.
Volunteer training is set for Tuesdays in May, 12:30-4 p.m., with client assignments starting June 1. Interviewing will close by April 25, 2011.
Time commitment: Weekdays for a 3-hour shift/once a week for at least one year. The technology piece is easily learned; we are really looking for the intangible skills of building trusting relationships and the confidence to meet clients on their home turf.
For more information, contact Cathleen Godsall, Volunteer Coordinator for Healthcare Home, 763-520-0241 or Cathleen.Godsall@CourageCenter.org.
About Courage Center
Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors. For more information visit www.couragecenter.org.
Sue Warner, 763.520.0263
SOURCE Courage Center