Veterans Serving Veterans: Volunteer in Hospice! (Oconomowoc)


(43.11167,-88.49927)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

TBD - we'll match you with someone in your area!Oconomowoc, WI 53066


About

As a proud participant of the We Honor Veterans program, veteran or active duty community members will have the unique ability to support Heartland Hospice veteran patients through the "vets-for-vets" volunteer opportunity. Heartland Hospice volunteers help to support and enhance the quality of life of those they visit. Vets-for-vets volunteers offer services such as: companionship by just being present for the patient and offering to talk or assisting with non-medical tasks; emotional support through active listening, sharing experiences and stories; allowing for expression of feelings; holding a hand; giving a needed hug; offering words of comfort; and 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 among each other. The goal of our vets-for-vets volunteer opportunity is to match veteran patients with a hospice-trained veteran who may have a similar background. All patient visitor 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. Vets-for-vets volunteers also receive additional training focused on a veteran's specific needs. Volunteer hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability.

Interested applicants will: be at least 18-years-old, complete initial application paperwork, agree to a background and reference check, attend a volunteer orientation and complete two TB tests.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com or 414-944-2016 to learn more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity!

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 visits per month, but more is welcome!
  • Reliable transportation

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