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BATTLE BUDDY Hospice Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Capital Caring Health - Alexandria

  • 86 people are interested
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BATTLE BUDDY to help VETERANS

We have many patients who are veterans and we would like to have volunteers who are veterans visit them. You would be assigned a veteran to visit. Weekly visits of about 1 hour or less is typically what is needed to establish a connection and provide support to your battle buddy. Veterans will often not open up to civilians (even family members) but they will to other veterans. Battle Buddies provide our veterans with a much needed friend, someone who understands.

In addition, we provide specialized Ceremonies to our veterans as a way of honoring the service they gave to our country. Battle Buddies will gather information on the veterans service so we can read it at the ceremony. We also have special lapel pins and certificates for the veteran which the volunteer can present. We are currently providing ceremonies in person. This is a great way to honor veterans.

Veterans often need other Veterans to talk with, they understand the language and provide a "safe place" to discuss issues. Please consider sharing your time with our veterans. They served us, let's serve them.

Please contact me at Capital Caring, kknoble@capitalcaring.org or 703-309-0289. Thank you!

Mission Statement: Provide Patients and Their Families with Advanced Illness Care of the Highest Quality.


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About Capital Caring Health - Alexandria

Location:

Alexandria 22303, Alexandria, VA 22303, US

Mission Statement

Provide Patients and Their Families with Advanced Illness Care of the Highest Quality.

Description

Capital Caring Health provides hospice, palliative and advanced illness care of the highest quality to patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. We serve pediatrics to geriatrics. We have two in patient centers and serve most patients in the comfort of their home. Volunteers are key to the service we provide. We train our volunteers and support them along the way. They are part of our team.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Health & Medicine, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Mon Jun 27, 2022 - Sun Sep 25, 2022

WHERE

At various locations throughout Northern VirginiaAlexandria, VA 22303

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hrs per week
  • Veteran or Active Duty. Covid vaccination, background check, PPD (no expense to volunteer) Flu shot, orientation and training.

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