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A Hospice Volunteer-Teen Program

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VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

  • 409 people are interested
Patient Care
Provide friendly visits with patients in a long term care facility or respite for the caregiver for a patient at home

Volunteer for the nation's largest provider of Hospice Care and join a team of caring individuals. This program designed for high school students who need community service hours. Junior Patient Care Volunteers visit patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout San Diego County. They provide companionship and support through weekly friendly visits. Activities include conversation, reading, writing letters, playing music or games, creating memory books and making gifts for patients. Visit patients in your community and help us make a difference. Junior Volunteers may also become Administrative Volunteers helping in the office. ALL Volunteers must attend a 2 day Orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. These are held every other month on 2 consecutive Saturdays. A Parent or Guardian MUST attend Day 1 of volunteer orientation with you.

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About VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

Location:

9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative Hospice program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of those under our care. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical support to hospice patients and their family or offering support services in the office. We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer for our patients in their homes or in nursing facilities in your community throughout San Diego County.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Nursing Home/Assisted Living in your communityAssignments are made within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Data Entry

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 weekly visits, generally 1-2 hrs + travel time
  • 2020 Orientation Dates 9 am -4:30 pm: Jan 11 & 18, Mar 14 & 21, May 2 & 9, Jul 25 & Aug 1, Sept 12 & 19, Nov 14 & 21

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