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Assist by Reading to a Hospice Patient

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of The Greater Illinois Valley

  • 9 people are interested

VITAS Healthcare(r) is looking for avid booklovers to read to hospice patients in their homes, the hospital or long term care facilities.

Many hospice patients are unable to read on their own. Volunteer readers offer hospice patients the ability to stay in touch with the world around them, or the opportunity to escape into the world of a favorite novel for a short time. By taking a small amount of time out of your busy work or school week you can make the biggest difference in another’s life.

This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community. Your commitment is completely up to you, whether you spend one day a week or one day a month. Your time is always appreciated.

For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.

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About VITAS Healthcare of The Greater Illinois Valley

Location:

1040 4th Street, Peru, IL 61354, 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 to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocat es and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. 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 patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

CAUSE AREAS

Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Women
Seniors, Veterans & Military Families, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Near your home, work, church, or school location!LaSalle, Ottawa, Walnut, Sterling, Rockfalls, IL 61301

(41.37746,-89.07525)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Patient Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly visits, generally 1-2 hours plus travel time.

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