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VITAS Healthcare of Brevard

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Volunteering is very rewarding. As a volunteer, you can make a difference in another person’s life. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment by improving the quality of life of someone at the end of life. You can also establish meaningful relationships with patients, their families and our hospice team.

How can you help patients and families?

  • Listening as a patient shares memories, feelings, fears
  • Filling in to give a family caregiver a short, needed break
  • Making supportive calls and visits to bereaved family members and friends
  • Telephoning patients and families to offer reassurance and comfort
  • Providing administrative support in the VITAS office
  • Running errands, performing light housekeeping chores
  • Visiting lonely hospice patients in nursing homes
  • Reading, playing games, listening to music with a patient
  • Taking a patient on an outing

All VITAS volunteers receive comprehensive training that includes hospice philosophy, caring for the terminally ill and grief and loss education. We then match your talents and interests with available volunteer roles.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Brevard

Location:

4450 W.Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS Healthcare to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Healthcare Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS Healthcare 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.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in our office. VITAS Healthcare is looking for volunteers who are able to share their time with hospice patients living at home, nursing homes or ALF. Hospice volunteers give their time to terminally ill patients and their caregivers during a critical time. In orientation classes they are trained in listening skills, family dynamics and the right words to say to patients and their loved ones at the end of life.

VITAS takes pride in its volunteers, and we welcome you to become part of our team. There are many locations throughout the Brevard County area you can choose from. Your commitment is completely up to you and your time is always appreciated. For more information visit www.VITAS.com.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Patient's Homes, Nursing Homes andAssisted Living FacilitiesThroughout Brevard CountyGrant - Valkaria - Palm Bay, FL 32949

(27.9162,-80.55495)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Patient Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time and dates are flexible
  • TB Testing

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