They Served Our Country Now We Need to Serve Them.
The AseraCare Hospice and Palliative, Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program, aims to pair veteran patients with veteran volunteers, who have military experience. Veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient thereby creating an environment where life review and healing may occur.
Families of veterans or those who are not considered "Veterans" may also have a strong desire to become volunteers who support Veterans at the end-of-life. The non-Veteran volunteers include individuals who have had family members serve, those raised in a military family, those who work closely with military members, those employed by an organization that serves Veterans, those who easily identify that Veterans are underserved, and those who are committed to not letting a Veteran die alone.
What is the importance of Veteran Volunteers?
Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care.
Veterans are a part of a distinct culture with their own common language and experience.
When Veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong relational bond.
The camaraderie created between Veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.
What activities can Veteran Volunteers do?
Assist Veterans in reminiscing/telling life stories.
Educate and assist patients in receiving Veteran benefits.
Take part in pinning ceremonies or distribute certificates for Veterans Day and other recognition events.
Assist in replacing lost medals.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training