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A Hospice Volunteer-Teen Program
ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of San Diego
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423 people are interested
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 comprehensive orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. These are currently held online via Zoom and/or via self-study.
In order to comply with the State of California’s COVID requirements, all volunteers must have one of the two items below.
- Be fully vaccinated with booster (proof required) with no testing requirements
- Apply for a VITAS vaccine exemption (reviewed on a case-by-case basis) with proof of weekly negative tests required
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About VITAS Healthcare of San Diego
9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92123, US
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.
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.
Nursing Home/Assisted Living in your communityAssignments are made within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123
March 23, 2023
- Patient Care
- People Skills
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Data Entry
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 weekly visits, generally 1-2 hrs + travel time
- Upcoming Zoom General Orientation dates and times: April 8 from 9 – 10 am 13 from 5 – 6 pm 25 from 1 – 2 pm May 2 from 7 – 8 am 12 from 7 – 8 am 25 from 2 – 3 pm June 2 from 7 – 8 am 6 from 2 – 3 pm 28 from 12 – 1 pm