No Veteran Dies Alone


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

20960 S Frankfort Square RdSuite CVolunteer Coordinator: Belinda O'BrienFrankfort, IL 60423


About

Through our Veterans Companion Program, Veterans will have the unique ability to support other Veterans who are terminally ill. Heartland Hospice Volunteers help to personalize, support and enhance the quality of life of those we visit. Bringing the gift of friendship to our patients through regular visits, these volunteers offer... Companionship by just being there with the patient and offering to talk or assist with non-medical tasks Emotional Support through listening, sharing experiences & stories, allowing for expression of feelings, holding a hand, giving a needed hug, and offering words of comfort Respite Support by staying with the patient while the caregiver enjoys a moment alone to run errands, make appointments, or simply take time to care for themselves We recognize that Veterans share a special bond. The goal of our Veterans Program is to match Veteran patients with a hospice trained Veteran who may have a similar background. All patient visitation volunteers, receive training regarding the philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer and other staff members, as well as, helpful skills in caring for and communicating with hospice patients and their families. Volunteers in our Veterans Program also receive additional training focused on a Veteran's specific needs. Volunteer hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability. Also, volunteer duties are assigned based on your comfort level. Please include your phone number with your contact info. Some emails go unread due to being sent to spam folder.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard
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