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A Hospice Bereavement Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

  • 152 people are interested
Bereavement Volunteer
Provide support to a grieving family member

VITAS Bereavement Volunteers contact family and loved ones following the death of a VITAS patient. Volunteers offer support and compassion. Volunteers may make phone calls, do in-person visits, help organize or co-facilitate support groups, all with the support and guidance of the VITAS Bereavement Services Manager, Chaplains and other hospice team members. Great for MFT Interns as well.

All volunteers are required to attend a comprehensive orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. Two TB tests and background check are also required and are provided by VITAS.

Upcoming New Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, March 9th from 8:30 am - 4 pm

Orientation is held at our office located at:
9655 Granite Ridge Dr. Ste. 300
San Diego, CA 92123

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
There is also an option to complete orientation a via Zoom and self-study combination.

In addition to volunteer orientation, a Bereavement Volunteer Training is also required.

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About VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

Location:

9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative Hospice program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of those under our care. VITAS 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 support to hospice patients and their family or offering support services in the office. We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer for our patients in their homes or in nursing facilities in your community throughout San Diego County.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Crisis Support, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Homes and Nursing Facilities in YOUR CommunityAll visits within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • People Skills
  • Family Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hrs per week depending on your availability
  • Background Screening, 2 TB tests, Health Screen Questionnaire, Hep B Vaccine offered (not mandatory). All requirements covered by VITAS

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