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Rosehedge/Multifaith Works CareTeams offer people from all walks of life a common volunteer experience by providing a network of practical support and emotional support to people living with HIV/AIDS and those in recovery. Both volunteers and CarePartners (clients) express tremendous benefits through their involvement with CareTeams.
Our next training will be held Saturday, April 27th 2012 from 8:45 am to 5 pm at our main office site. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please complete an application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to Rosehedge MultiFaith Works, 1401 E. Jefferson St, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98122.
Although many people living with HIV/AIDS have benefited from new medical treatments, others continue to live with debilitating side effects from potent medications, along with isolation, stigma, and fear. As part of our compassionate response, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works recruits and trains volunteers to work with those in these situations.
A CareTeam is a group of 4 - 7 volunteers who provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support to a person or household affected by HIV/AIDS and/or chemical addiction. Volunteers come to the program as individuals or might be based out of civic groups, academic institutions, spiritual communities, or the community at large. Our volunteers range in age from 18 to 85 and represent diverse cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and life experiences.
Working as a team, each volunteer can make a difference in the life of a person with HIV/AIDS although her/his individual time commitment may be limited. Together we accomplish more collectively than any of us would working on our own.
Each CareTeam is matched with an individual or household living with HIV/AIDS referred to as a CarePartner. CareTeam members form relationships with their CarePartner and do the things compassionate friends do. CareTeam activities depend on the needs of the CarePartner and abilities of the volunteer. At the core, CareTeams build supportive relationships with their CarePartners by listening to them, offering encouragement, renewing interest in life, and establishing meaningful personal connections. Support may include phone calls, transportation to appointments, sharing coffee or meals, celebrating birthdays and holidays, childcare, light housework, sending cards, or help with moving.
All potential volunteers attend a one day training on HIV/AIDS, addiction, and the values of compassionate care. After the training, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works' staff facilitate team formation meeting for volunteers joining the team. Each CareTeam meets once a month for planning, sharing, and mutual support. Representatives from each CareTeam meet monthly with Rosehedge/Multifaith Works' staff to discuss team activities, issues, and concerns. CareTeam members often report that serving people with illnesses and working with other team members brings them personal satisfaction, blessings and rewards.
Our next training will be held Saturday, April 27th 2012 from 8:45 am to 5 pm at our main office site. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please complete an application form and email it to email@example.com, or mail it to RoseHedge MultiFaith Works, 1401 E. Jefferson St, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98122.
There are currently 41 CareTeams serving 84 CarePartners, including men, women, and teenagers:
|All Pilgrims CareTeam||Lucky Four CareTeam|
|Ballard Interfaith CareTeam||Overlake Christian Church CareTeam|
|Beacon House CareTeam||Queens Court CareTeam|
|Bellevue First Cong. UCC CareTeam||Renton Meth./Pres. CareTeam|
|Beighle House CareTeam||Richmond Beach CareTeam|
|Belltown CareTeam||Rosehedge III CareTeam|
|Broadview UCC CareTeam||South End Saints CareTeam|
|Capitol Hill Interfaith CareTeam||St. James Cathedral CareTeam|
|Casa Luis CareTeam||St. Madeleine-Sophie CareTeam|
|Central District CareTeam||St. Marks I CareTeam|
|Dalton House CareTeam||St. Marks II CareTeam|
|DeWolfe House CareTeam||St. Stephens Episcopal CareTeam|
|Eastside Ecumenical CareTeam||St. Therese CareTeam|
|Federal Way CareTeam||St. Therese #2 CareTeam|
|First AME CareTeam||St. Vincent Interfaith CareTeam|
|Hill House CareTeam||The Y’s CareTeam|
|Holy Spirit Kent CareTeam||Twentysomethings CareTeam|
|Jude Jackson House CareTeam||University Temple UMC CareTeam|
|Lake Burien Pres. CareTeam||Wallingford UMC CareTeam|
|Liberation Ministries CareTeam||...and one CarePartner being served by parts of two CareTeams|
Be sure to check out other Rosehedge/Multifaith Works Volunteer Opportunities and the next scheduled Volunteer Training. For more information, please call 206.324.1520 x229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.