Veteran-for-Veteran Volunteer


(41.12545,-81.6052)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2820 W. Market StAkron, OH 44333

About

They Served Our Country Now We Need to Serve Them!

The AseraCare Hospice and Palliative, Veteran-to-Veteran Program, aims to pair veteran patients with veteran volunteers, who have military experience. Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient thereby creating an environment where life review and healing may occur.

Families of veterans or those who are not considered "Veterans" may also have a strong desire to become volunteers who support Veterans at the end-of-life. The non-Veteran volunteers include individuals who have had family members serve, those employed by an organization that serves Veterans, those who easily identify that Veterans are underserved, and those who are committed to not letting Veterans die alone.

What is the importance of Veteran Volunteers?
-Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care.
-Veterans are a part of distinct culture with their own common language and experience.
-When Veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong relational bond.
-The camaraderie created between Veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.

What can Veteran Volunteers do?
-Assist in reminiscing/telling life stories.
-Educate and assist patients in receiving Veteran Benefits.
-Take part in pinning ceremonies or distribute certificates for Veterans Day and other recognition events.
-Assist in replacing lost medals.

Volunteers create a ever-lasting bond with our patients, which make them crucial to our organization. If you believe you can offer your time and experience, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Patient Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hrs a week.
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