Veteran volunteers Needed for hospice patients
17 people are interested
Seasons Hospice provides care for veterans who are transitioning to their end-of-life. In order to feel resolution, many of these vets have words that need to be spoken, memories that haunt them, and deep-seated guilt that needs forgiveness. Unfortunately, they will not talk with us about their past. They need another veteran to share their experiences with, someone who will not judge, someone who will truly understand. Your role as a volunteer: Listen, share, and empathize.
Other activities that Veteran Volunteers do (OPTIONAL)
- Educate and assist patients in receiving Veteran benefits (We will provide the materials).
- Take part in pinning ceremonies or distribute certificates for Veterans and other recognized events.
- Listening to the patient's favorite music, watching television, etc.
- Assist in replacing lost medals.
About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
400 Race Streeet, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95126, US
Our Mission Statement: Honoring Life and Offering Hope
Volunteers play an extremely important role in hospice. Without them, most hospices would not be able to carry on their work.
There are some 95,000 volunteers in America. Each year they give more than 5 million hours helping dying persons and their families.
They provide assistance at all skill levels. Many are relatives and friends of former hospice patients who, having seen how much hospice can help, want to contribute to its good work.
As a direct patient care volunteer you would be providing the patient and/or family with emotional support and companionship. Volunteer activities with patients include watching TV, reading, listening to music, crafts, listening, talking and providing caregiver respite.
As an indirect volunteer you will be providing administrative and office support to the hospice team. This may include copying, answering phones and special projects.
As a volunteer you will provide care and support that is unique to each patient's needs. By doing this you can create a bond between you, the patient and family that is priceless.
We'll work with your schedule.
south san joseSan Jose, CA 95126
- Elder care
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Patient Care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Three hours per month