Patient Care Hospice Volunteers


(38.92688,-77.24687)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1604 Spring Hill Rd.Suite 450Vienna, VA 22182

The Northern Virginia program serves a majority of the area including the counties of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William.

About

VITAS is looking for more volunteers! If you have some time and want to provide a compassionate presence for a patient and family in hospice care, then we have an opportunity for you!

What does a VITAS volunteer do?

  • Provide respite (sit with a patient while the caregiver takes a break)
  • Provide companionship and socialization to patients and their families at home or in a nursing home
  • Provide transportation for a patient or family member to appointments
  • Accompany a patient to a church or social event or grocery store
  • Run errands for the patient and family (to the grocery store, drug store, post office)
  • Make phone calls to home care patients and families; make telephone calls to the bereaved
  • Assist with programs and special events

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hours/month
  • 2 step TB Testing
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