Active Military and Veteran Volunteers Needed to Visit Hospice Patients


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Patients located in West, Central, and East ValleyOffice Location3003 N. Central Ave., 8th FloorPhoenix, AZ 85012


About

Veterans and active duty millitary members are needed to serve as volunteers with our hospice patients who are veterans. Compassus Hospice is a partner in the We Honor Veterans program of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). This program serves to educate staff, volunteers and the community about the special issues of veterans at end of life.

Veterans and active duty volunteers have a unique perspective gained from their military experience, and as such, they are able to provide understanding and comradery to our veteran patients. Military volunteers can also be utilized on an "as needed" basis to assist with a variety of veteran specific activities.

Veteran specific activities include (but not limited to)

  • Presenting a certificate and pin to the veteran
  • Assisting veteran with replacing lost medals
  • Assisting veteran in reminiscing / telling life stories
  • Participating in community education activities regarding veteran issues
  • Providing companionship to a veteran patient

Active duty members and veterans can bring the missing piece of forgotten comradery back into the patient's life.

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimun 2-3 hours per month

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