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Service Learning for Nursing Students

Service Learning in the MANE Curriculum

Service Learning falls under the broader concept of experiential learning. Experiential learning means to learn by experience, for example, participating in a case study, practicing in lab, or in the clinical site where we work with real people.

Service Learning is more specific and, as defined by Robert Sigmon, “occurs when there is a balance between learning goals and service outcomes.” (Furco, 1996, p.2) The service provided not only is a learning experience for the student, but is a benefit to the organization and the clients it serves. The organization has the ability to cost effectively and personally serve more clients in a timely manner. 

Benefits to the students include a deeper understanding of their course content, a broader appreciation of their discipline, an enhanced sense of civic responsibility, and recognition of the need to advocate for vulnerable groups with unmet needs. The hands-on service is only the beginning of service learning. Reflection, during and afterwards, helps the student to see and use leadership tools (listening, empathy, awareness, conceptualization, foresight, community building) to promote social justice particularly related to basic human needs of health (Maslow’s Hierarchy). (Murray, 2013)

Furco, A. (1996). Service-learning: A balanced approach to experiential education. Expanding Boundaries: Service and Learning. Washington DC: Corporation for National Service, 2-6.

Murray, B. S. (2013). Service-learning in baccalaureate nursing education: A literature review. Journal of Nursing Education, 52 (11), 621–626.

As a requirement of your studies for the NHCC nursing program, 10 hours/semester, for a total of 30 hours for the program are required. These hours are assigned to specific courses and the services provided must relate to the course content.

  • 2750 – Nutrition sites related to food service and those in need of food
  • 2800 – Chronic and Palliative Care sites related to nursing care of the chronically ill
  • 2950 – Leadership sites related to community awareness and vulnerable groups of people

 


Requirements

Service Learning Procedure  

Hours Documentation 

Getting Started  

Hearing & Vision Screenings   

2750 Service Learning Sites 

2800 Service Learning Sites 

2950 Service Learning Sites 

 If you have any questions please contact:
       Cindy Byholm in the Health Science Department - 763-424-0752 or cbyholm@nhcc.edu OR
       Katie Butler in the Nursing Department - 763-424-0759 kbutler@nhcc.edu

 


 

 Requirements for MANE nursing program

 10 hours of service learning required each semester (30 total for the program requirement) 

  • NURS 2750 10 hours of service learning; sites chosen from the 2750 pre-approved sites (below).
  • NURS 2800 10 hours of service learning; sites chosen from the 2800 pre-approved sites (below).
  • NURS 2950 10 hours of service learning, sites chosen from the 2950 pre-approved sites (below).

Please be aware of the following changes to your Service Learning requirements:

  1. The Service Learning hours must occur during the semester, not before or between, and not during summer or winter break.
  2. Service Learning hours may NOT be carried over from one semester to another.
  3. The Service Learning opportunities will be communicated through the Service Learning web site.
  4. Service Learning sites may be chosen from the list below, no exceptions.
  5. Time spent orienting to the service learning site does not count for hours.

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Service Learning Procedure:

  1. Choose from the following approved partners (listed below by course). Each site may have a different process, so please follow the Volunteer information on their websites to complete their requirements (may potentially include applications, background checks, informational interviews, or orientations). Be aware that some community partners may have a longer time commitment than is required for the course.
  2. Once you've scheduled your Service Learning experience with the site, notify Cindy Byholm at Cbyholm@nhcc.edu
  3. You will be asked to complete a liability contract at that time for our records. Liability contract link: Liability Contract for MANE Nursing Students
  4. Complete the hours at that location
  5. Community partner will enter your hours (see Hours Documentation) after completion.

We recommend beginning site orientation and scheduling service learning hours within the first few weeks of the course. Complete these hours earlier in the semester to save yourself the hassle of rushing to get the hours in at the last minute! The majority of hours should be completed prior to midterm; all hours are due week twelve of each course.

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Hours Documentation

 All community partners have an account with the college and will record your hours utilizing the web based reporting system (except Second Harvest, in which case you will need to secure their paper volunteer verification form).

Notifying Cindy Byholm (cbyholm@nhcc.edu) begins a work flow that ensures your hours are documented. Additionally, it is a good idea to print an activity log from the Service Learning main page and keep your own records. If you do not notify Cindy of your scheduled hours, the site will be unable to document your hours, and they may be void.  Please be aware that Service Learning hours may take a month or so to be uploaded, depending on the site and their procedure.   If your hours have not been uploaded, please contact Cindy Byholm at cbyholm@nhcc.edu and she will contact the site.

Do not contact the site directly about missing hours.

Students may verify their hours by following this link: Verify Service Learning Hours

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Getting Started

  1. Review your course assignment and requirements.
  2. Complete a liability contract.
  3. Select a site from the list available for your course and follow the site directions to schedule hours.
  4. Contact Cindy Byholm (cbyholm@nhcc.edu) and she will begin the process of hours documentation.
  5. Complete the service learning hours.

Remember:
It is your responsibility to follow up with your sites to schedule your hours. Please ensure that future NHCC students will be valued and desired by our community partners. If you schedule hours, you must complete them or notify the site of any issues. Students will receive a PCRF if they fail to show for their scheduled hours.

If you have a suggestion for future service learning sites, feel free to email it to NursingSL@nhcc.edu with written documentation of your rationale, reasons and what you are proposing as a potential alternative. Your proposal will be considered and reviewed by the Nursing Department for future semesters.

You may not complete hours at a location that you are employed, even if that is an approved site.

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Hearing and Vision Screening Fall 2015

Hearing and Vision Screenings are required as part of your clinical experience, and do not count for service learning hours.

Watch this space for new screening opportunities as they become available.
Please notify cbyholm@nhcc.edu of your choice so your hours are properly documented. Do not contact these sites; all scheduling will be completed by Cindy Byholm.
The posting will be removed when filled.

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2750 Foundations of Nursing
 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse
 Students are required to complete a total of ten hours for this course.

 Brian Coyle Center 

 

 

 420 15th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55454 

 

 

Sara Denzer at 612-876-9366

 denzers@puc-mn.org 

 

 

 

Volunteer in the Food Shelf.  The busiest times in the Food Shelf are Mondays 11:30am -2:00pm, Wednesdays 12:00pm-2:00pm and every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for produce distribution from 8:30am -10:30am. 

 

 

 Neighborhood House

 

 

 

179 Robie Street East

St. Paul, MN 55107

 

 

 Christine Miller at 651-789-2539 

cmiller@neighb.org

 

 

 

Volunteer in the Food Shelf.  This site is a walk in model, so it is hard to predict how many participants will come to the food market.  Best days are: Mondays 9am-11am, Fridays 9:00am-11:00am, and the 1st Thursday of the month, from 9:00am-11:00am.

 

 

 

 

 ICA Food Shelf    

 

Currently not accepting new volunteers

 11588 K-Tel Drive

Minnetonka, MN  55343

Jayson Palm

jayson@icafoodshelf.org

www.icafoodshelf.org

 Volunteer in the Food Shelf. This is general service; fill in as they need you. The busiest times in the Food Shelf are Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am -4:00pm, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm.    

 Open Arms    

 

 

 

2500 Bloomington Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

 

 Maria Kustritz 

 612-767-7330

 

 

 

Meals on Wheels to people with life threatening diseases. Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-1pm and Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am.  

 

 

 Loaves & Fishes
(cooking & serving)

 

 

 

Please contact Carly Quintus at volunteer@loavesandfishesmn.org  

 

 

 

 

 We offer opportunities to prepare our meals as well as serve and clean up each meal. I have included our descriptions of each role as attachments. The commitment minimum is one opportunity lasting between 1-3 hours, depending on the dining site; we do ask volunteers to be present throughout the entirety of the shift. Volunteers may sign up for as many additional opportunities as they fit into their schedule.  

Students can sign up online on our Sign Up Genius webpage, which opportunities categorized by region. The best place to start is at our homepage: http://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/index.html  

 From here students can click our “Volunteer” button. This links to a page with our Individual and Team Applications as well as another “Volunteer” button that takes potential volunteers to a page with regions of the Metro and Marshall, MN.

The application should be complete before the first volunteering shift.

Sign Up Genius has all our current opportunities listed by date, location, and task. 

 

 

 

People Serving People

 

 

 www.peopleservingpeople.org  Tom Golembeck, Volunteer and Development Associate
 Meal Service: Serve breakfast, lunch or dinner to PSP guests and assist with clean-up as necessary.  

Breakfast: 7:30 am – 9am, (4-6 volunteers)
Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00pm, (4-6 volunteers on school days and 6-8 volunteers on non-school days)
Dinner: 4:15 pm – 5:45pm, (6-8 volunteers)

 

 

 Good in the Hood    

 

 

 www.goodinthehood.org  Contact Darrius H.
darrius@goodinthehood.org
 Various assignments available such as; child care, distribute food, personal shopper, registration, serve hot meal

Dates/Time: every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Shifts: 12-4 pm or Second Shift: 4:30pm-9:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Grace Home
Metro Women's' Center

 

 

Currently not accepting new students.

 colleen@metrowomenscenter.org

 

 

 A temporary, faith-based home for homeless pregnant women. Call to request an experience cooking dinner at a group home for pregnant teens in the Fridley area. Be prepared to initiate conversation about healthy eating in general and during pregnancy.

Location 11 - 66th Way, Fridley, MN 55432
Available hours are 4:30 - 8:30 pm, daily.

 To sign up, call Colleen Tronson 763-533-8642; tell her your availability and she will let you know what will work for them. Service hours are approved by Colleen

 

 

 

 

 Union Gospel Mission  http://ugmtc.org/volunteers/individual/
 Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!

Approved opportunities include: kitchen helper, supper helper, interpreters.

 

Food Allergy Support Group of Minnesota

Big Quack Event

 

Jodi Schulz jschulz@foodallergysupportmn.org

 http://foodallergysupportmn.org/events/

 

 

Sunday, February 28 from 3:00 – 8:30 pm.

Time slots: 3:00 – 8:30, 3:00 – 5:30 or  6:00 – 8:30 pm.  

The purpose of the event is two-fold: First, it provides a safe, fun activity for families with food allergies; secondly, it raises vital funds to ensure the continuance of FASGMN’s programs that serve food-allergic individuals. We ask that volunteers please remember this is an event for families dealing with food allergies, so there is a designated area to eat in. We also ask that you leave any food products containing nuts at home.

 Volunteers are needed to help with set up, registration and check in, help with some kiddie events, clean up, ect. Please ask for an assignment that will give you contact with the participants.

 The Big Quack event is hosted at the Water Park of America (1700 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN 55425). The Water Park of America provides their unique location and great staff members to make the event possible. All volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.

 Interested students can email Jodi Schulz jschulz@foodallergysupportmn.org to sign up.

 

        


 

 

2800 Chronic and Palliative Care (all sites approved for 8 hours)

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 Maple Grove Hospital  www.maplegrovehospital.org/volunteer
 

Requires a six-month commitment, and can be used for both 2800 and 2950. Students should request to be part of the "Respite Volunteers" services with an emphasis on visiting lonely or confused patients and provide non-judgemental support and compassion to patients.  To volunteer, complete an application at www.maplegrovehospital.org/volunteer

Someone from the volunteer team will contact you to schedule a volunteer email within 1-2 weeks.

 

 

 Phoenix Residence Contact Rachel Koenigs, 651-294-7964, rkoenigs@phoenixresidence.org
 

Students should request to teach residents in an informal manner about chronic illness - diabetes, obesity, heart conditions, depression and coping skills, medications - depending on client needs. Assist with personal hygiene and nutrition as needed. Provide non-judgemental support and compassion to patients. Student must complete mantoux test and orientation including vulnerable adult, blood-borne pathogens, and other training as specified.

 

 

 

Brian Coyle Center

 

 

 
 

The difference between this service and the service provided during 2750 is the educational piece as it relates to illness. You will need to contact both the food shelf for service times and Karena Gacek for tool kit availability. Use the tool kit to teach clients about nutrition and diet changes as it relates to diabetes, heart failure, obesity, etc. The busiest times in the Food Shelf are Mondays 11:30am -2:00pm, Wednesdays 12:00pm-2:00pm and every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for produce distribution from 8:30am -10:30am.

Please call Please contact Sara Denzer at 612-876-9366 or email: denzers@puc-mn.org to confirm their availability and then Karena Gacek at 763-450-4207 to confirm the availability of the education toolkit on the date desired to do this service learning project. If email, please email the food shelf and copy Karena in any emails, kgacek@thefoodgroupmn.org that you send out to food shelves.

Brian Coyle Center is located at Pillsbury United Communities, 420 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 5545

 

 

 

Neighborhood House

 

 

 
 

The difference between this service and the service provided during 2750 is the educational piece as it relates to illness. You will need to contact both the food shelf for service times and Karena Gacek  for tool kit availability. Use the tool kit to teach clients about nutrition and diet changes as it relates to diabetes, heart failure, obesity, etc.  This site is a walk in model, so it is hard to predict how many participants will come to the food market.  Best days are: Mondays 9am-11am, Fridays 9:00am-11:00am, and the 1st Thursday of the month, from 9:00am-11:00am.

Please call Please contact Christine Miller at 651-789-2539 or email: cmiller@neighb.org to confirm their availability and then Karena Gacek at 763-450-4207 to confirm the availability of the education toolkit on the date desired to do this service learning project. If email, please email the food shelf and copy Karena in any emails, kgacek@thefoodgroupmn.org that you send out to food shelves.

Neighborhood House is located at 179 Robie Street East, St. Paul, MN 55107.

 

 

 

ICA Food Shelf

 

 

 
 The difference between this service and the service provided during 2750 is the educational piece as it relates to illness. You will need to contact both the food shelf for service times and Karena Gacek  for tool kit availability. Use the tool kit to teach clients about nutrition and diet changes as it relates to diabetes, heart failure, obesity, etc. This is general service; fill in as they need you. The busiest times in the Food Shelf are Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am -4:00pm, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm. Please contact Jayson Palm at jayson@icefoodshelf.org to confirm availability
 Intrepid Hospice  Karen Cherwien, Volunteer Coordinator
(p) 651-633-7899  Karen.Cherwien@intrepidusa.com
 Offers students, alumni, and community members the opportunity to build relationships with hospice patients, assist patients in recording their life stories, and share the journey with patients as they approach the end of their lives.  Patients are located throughout the metro area.  Volunteers normally commit 1-2 hours/week, and are required to complete initial training either individually or in a group setting.  Schedules are flexible, and determined by volunteer availability.  Volunteers work closely with the hospice team, and hospice staff are available to help volunteers process and learn from their experiences, as well as to engage in conversations about vocational discernment. http://www.intrepidusa.com/hospice
 Cottagewood Care Center Jennifer Graham, Resident Care Coordinator
763-682-9366 x21
 1:1 time with residents is always a need.  Typically 1½ hour time frames work best for all involved, either 10-11:30am, 3-4:30pm are usually our best times to engage residents.  Reading, playing cards, games, visiting, hand/nail care, walking with residents, assisting residents with household tasks – many different options.
Lake Ridge Care Center  

Kim Bremer, 763-404-4623
kbrehmer@elimcare.org

 

 

 Lake Ridge Assisted Living would like 2-3 students to assist residents with daily tasks (eating, dressing, etc.), assist residents with technology (computer games), reading the newspaper and general assistance to residents.
 Lifeworks  http://www.lifeworks.org/
 Lifeworks is a nonprofit dedicated to serving our community and people with disabilities as we live and work together. Locations include Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, Mankato, and Hastings. Requires a 20 hour commitment.
 St Croix Hospice Karen Quammen, Director of Volunteer Services
(p) 952-956-6380
 At St. Croix Hospice we would be able to provide service learning opportunities in the area of companion / vigil visits with hospice patients. We have the ability to work with up to 12 or more students. Students would be required to go through 2 hours of training and have updated mantoux tests. Schedule is very flexible, and would be scheduled around student and resident availability.
 People Incorporated Mental Health Services
 

 People Incorporated provides community-integrated services and support for people with mental illness. 

To sign up, use Volunteer Match:  http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org98316.jsp
http://www.peopleincorporated.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

 

 The Heathers Manor

 Full, currently not accepting new volunteers.

 Stacy Ondov
ondovstacy@HeathersManorCRSA.COM
 

The Heathers Manor suggests these activities to volunteer for:

  • Morning Stretch Chair Exercise Leader 9:30-10:30am Variety Of Days
  • Paraffin Hands + Trivia Assistant 10:30am-Noon Fridays
  • Couples Luncheon Host & Service 11:30-1:30 1st Thursday Monthly
  • "Manor Gals" Lunch Service & Community Project Assistant 11:30am-2:30pm 4th Thursday Monthly
  • Bingo Leader Duo Saturdays 12:30-4:30ish PM
  • Spa Day (Nails & Facials) + Bingo Leader Tuesday's 1-4:30ish PM
  • Tie Blanket &/or Card Making Wednesday, Friday &/or Sunday's 1-4:30ish PM
  • Group Crossword Leader Monday & Thursday's 1:15-2:45pm
  • Pokeno Leader (Card Bingo) Thursday's 3-4:30pm
  • Card & Game Players (500, Bridge, Cribbage, Uno, Dominoes, Scrabble, Dice, Pictionary, Wheel of Fortune etc.) Variety of Daytime, Evening & Weekends

 

 Opportunity Partners Volunteer Manager, 952-912-7454
volunteers@opportunities.org
 Opportunity Partners is a Minnesota nonprofit organization that works alongside people with disabilities to provide job training, employment and residential support for people to live more independently, succeed on the job and lead lives filled with purpose and meaning.
 Tradition Christine, mccutchanchristine@traditioncrsa.com
 Each level of care starts with specific services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, and management of medication. The most comprehensive level is Advanced Care, bridging the gap between assisted living and nursing care.
 Brookdale Plymouth  http://www.brookdale.com/communities/clare-bridge-of-plymouth/
 We provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care for seniors and offers the promise of Daily Moments of Success. Our community is dedicated to serving the special care needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
 Waterford Manor Mickie Schutz, Life Enrichment Director
Direct: 763-536-7668/Main: 763-537-3382/Fax: 763-536-7679
 Assist in art programs, entertainment for special events, group games, working directly with seniors in Independent Living, assisted living, and memory care.  Working one-on-one with independent projects that reflect life enrichment activities.  

Requirements include: 
Experience working with seniors
Patience and sensitivity to others needs
Strong interpersonal skills working with seniors
Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
Passing a drug test & Mantoux test for TB  

 

 

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Nursing 2950: Acute and Complex Nursing Care

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Hadi Medical Clinic - Full, currently not accepting new volunteers.
Only 3 student will be accepted. Pre-approval by 2950 instructor, Linda Carlyon, is required. This site will close for the semester after three students accepted.
Hadi Medical Clinic is open to everyone in need of its service, regardless of race, faith, or socioeconomic status. The Clinic is only open Saturday mornings. Volunteers will provide check in and gather initial data for clinic patients (intake), and act as a clinic nurse to the volunteer physician/nurse practitioner.
hadimedicalclinic@gmail.com 
6120 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429  

Amazing Grace (Metro Womens Center)- Full, currently not accepting new volunteers.
Only 4 student will be accepted. Pre-approval by 2950 instructor, Linda Carlyon, is required. This site will close for the semester after that.
Amazing Grace is a temporary, faith-based home for homeless pregnant women. Topics to prepare for in an informal teaching style may include - nutrition during pregnancy, common discomforts in pregnancy, breast/bottle feeding options, parenting topics, growth and development of newborns, assist with school homework, coping skills, therapeutic conversation. (Review your text book to prepare.)
Location 11 - 66th Way, Fridley, MN 55432
Available hours are 3 - 7 pm most weekdays. Saturday hours may be available.
Sign up - Call Colleen Tronson 763-533-8642; tell her your availability and she will let you know what will work for them. Service hours are approved by Colleen.
 

 

Prodeo Academy
Tutoring our students in small groups for 1 1/2 hours one to four days per week. Help our students learn letters, numbers, and colors during tutoring sessions Monday through Thursday: 

    • Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30-10am
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:40-11:10am

Riding the bus home with our students for 30-45 minutes at 4pm one to five days per week. 

Rick Campion
Executive Director
rickcampion@prodeoacademy.org
(612) 559-4881

Northwest Community Support Program
RESOURCE Chemical and Mental Health. Our Community Support Programs (CSP) serve people with serious and persistent mental illness. To volunteer in a CSP you must have knowledge or experience working with people with a mental illness. 3 month commitment. CSPs are also interested in one-time education sharing sessions – if you have a topic that you think may be of interest or a talent or hobby you’d like to share please contact us. Dates are usually on Tuesday or Friday afternoons. May work in groups of two for this activity.This is at the Crystal location. Contact: ssales@resouce-mn.org

At the North Minneapolis location the focus is on Chemical Dependency & Mental Health outpatient care. Students should prepare an 10-15 minutes informational session on an informational topic. Options may include: nutrition, exercise, coping with stress, conflict management, childhood growth and development, smoking cessation, importance of medication management and when to call a physician, etc. Students may also  attend client service appointments with permission. Hours are generally 9 - 1230, M-F. Some afternoons are also available.
Contact: cackerman@resource-mn.orgresource-MN.org 

 

Neighborhood House

English Language Learner Teacher/Co-Teacher: Help immigrants and refugees learn English, no prior teaching experience necessary! Volunteer opportunities available for beginning to advanced levels. A minimum of 2.75 hours per week for 12 weeks is required. Training and resources provided. Classes: Monday-Friday 9-11am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 6-8:30pm. Must be 18+.  

Anders Ringdahl-Mayland
ARMayland@neighb.org
651-789-2524.    

Project for Pride and Living
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. PPL’s wide range of volunteer opportunities lets you share your talents and expertise to strengthen our community. In single-day projects or regular involvement in the lives of youth and adults, PPL volunteers help people help themselves. 20 hour commitment required.
Julie Huck, PPL Volunteer Manager
612.455.5111
julie.huck@ppl-inc.org  

 

Maple Grove Hospital

Requires a six-month commitment, and can be used for both 2800 and 2950. If a student has completed their volunteer hours here for 2800, they must request the new assignment/area for 2950. Request to be part of the "Respite Volunteer" services with an emphasis on Complete Leader Rounding, Emergency Department assistance and engaging lonely, or confused patients in conversation.

To volunteer, complete an application at www.maplegrovehospital.org/volunteer

Someone from the volunteer team will contact you to schedule a volunteer email within 1-2 weeks.

 

Youth Leadership Development & Tutoring 
Individuals, especially college students, can help American Indian youth from 7-12 years old with reading, math and homework, giving these kids the support they need to narrow the achievement gap. Required commitment - 3-4 months
Rica Rivera 
612-279-6303
http://gmcc.org/pages/programs/division-of-indian-work/tutoring 

Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!
Approved opportunities include: Hmong and Spanish interpreters, game room and open gym volunteer. http://ugmtc.org/volunteers/individual/

 

CLUES
CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit organization, founded in 1981. Today it serves over 10,000 Latinos, immigrants, and neighborhood-based clients throughout the Twin Cities area. With offices in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, its current mission is to "Improve the quality of life of Latinos in Minnesota". CLUES’ family-centric model of delivery focuses on empowering clients to live healthy lives and become economically self-sufficient. We realize our mission by eliminating barriers and providing access to resources and opportunities for clients through education, skill-building, training, and delivering behavioral health programs that lead to self-sufficiency and prosperity. Questions about volunteering or position availability? Interested in a specific opportunity? Fill out our Volunteer Application and send it to the Human Resources and Volunteer Program Coordinator at volunteer@clues.org. Download a printable version here.  Ask Caitlin for opportunities to work with family health and wellness, tutoring school age children, or assisting in behavioral health and coping.

Caitlin
651-379-4220

 

St. Mary's Health Clinics - a variety of locations throughout the Twin Cities

St. Mary's Health Clinics provide health care to low-income, uninsured individuals and families. These are active clinics where students have direct contact with patients, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians. This site requires a 4 month commitment, but would prefer 6 months. Orientation will be about 4 hours during an afternoon. (approximately 1230 - 1650) You will need your own transportation to get to the clinics. No vehicle is required to volunteer at the main office, located on the Campus of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul. There are three choices:
1. Admissions
The admissions volunteer duties include greeting patients and preparing their medical records, as well as other non-medical duties. This is supported by the Clinic Manager at all times either by on-site training and support or by pager. The student is required to commit to serving 2 times/month. Hours are either 1200 - 1630 or 1300 - 1630.

2. Interpreters
The volunteer interpreter communicates with patients in their native language for the purpose of sharing information between the patient, their family, and the health care staff in the clinic. The interpretive needs for the St. Mary’s Health Clinics patient is Spanish. While no special training is necessary, an understanding of medical terminology is beneficial. A brief conversation to confirm your abilities will be done over the phone. After training the student is required to serve at least once a month. Hours are 0900 – 1230, 1230 - 1700, or 1330- 1700, depending on the location.

3. Office help
Volunteers in the main office do a variety of essential tasks, like communicating with nurses and patients, assisting our Community Health Worker, and helping with special projects. Please feel free to contact us for current needs. No vehicle is required for office work.(Remember NHCC nursing students need some kind of client contact.)

Contact Elisabeth Miller by email: emiller@stmarysclinics.org

See http://stmaryshealthclinics.org/  for more info on the clinics.

 

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches - GMCC - Services for American Indians
This is an opportunity to tutor youth grades 1-12 on Monday and Tuesday from 5 - 7 pm. To sign up go to gmcc.org/volunteer and choose the Youth Leadership Development Program. A 4 month commitment is required. Individuals, especially college students, can help American Indian youth from 7 - 12 years old with reading, math and homework. For more information, contact: Rica Rivera at 612-279-6303.

North Hennepin Nursing Lab
Volunteer serves in a acting role to facilitate lab/simulations for other students in 2700, 2800, and 2900. You may not volunteer for the lab/simulation in which you are the student, but you can volunteer for Days if you are an E/W student and vice versa. As the actor you will prepare to be knowledgeable of the diagnosis, setting etc. to assist the student in thinking critically through the learning experience.
Opportunities occur various days of the week and weekends. Contact:  Pam Kirk or Nancy Hengy for availability and approval of hours.

Ginew/Golden Eagle
The mission of the Ginew/Golden eagles program is to help American Indian youth strengthen and develop life skills, which will give them the knowledge to make healthy choices. Information sharing with students about nutrition, exercise, health promotion, drug & alcohol prevention is welcome. This site has many required, but very informative links that should be read prior to going to this site. http://www.maicnet.org/programs/ginewgolden-eagle/
Opportunities are available Monday 5:15 - 7:30 pm, Tuesday 5:15 - 7 pm and  Wednesday/Thursdays 5:15 to 8 pm.
Contact: Clay Hagen chagen@maicnet.org

Dorothy Day Center -
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis invites you to volunteer your time to serve people most in need in our community. Information sharing/teaching is needed on diabetes, importance of medication therapy, congestive heart failure, wound care, importance of dental hygiene. The 2700 E/W students will be holding a health fair on February 20. They will focus on health, wellness and nutrition. You will focus on illness topics.
Opportunity is available for 2 students. Pre-approval by 2750 instructor, Dana Botz, is required. This site will close for the semester after that.

Minnesota Early Learning Design (MELD) - This has been filled for Spring 2016
Set up and conduct a Vision and Hearing Screening for 150 elementary students at MELD. This opportunity is available for 6 students. Pre-approval by 2950 instructor, Linda Carlyon, is required. This is a required activity that we MUST fulfill.
Students will work as a team to screen the children in an orderly fashion, check out the needed equipment from our lab, ensure a documentation form is used, run the testing and inform the school nurse which students did not pass the testing. Review of the vision and hearing screening process and information is required prior to running the screening.
Date January 29. Set timing with Dean Kephart
dkephart@distincitveschools.org and the school nurse.

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