Veteran to Veteran Companion Volunteers Needed
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
12 people are interested
Thank you for exploring being a hospice volunteer with Texas Home Health Hospice . We are looking for hospice volunteers to provide companionship to our patients who are living in facilities or in their homes.
Many people are not completely familiar with the concept of hospice. In very general terms, hospice provides palliative care to terminally ill patients. This service also includes supporting their caregivers. Besides providing for patients’ comfort, hospice is responsible for maintaining their safety and privacy.
Since volunteers in hospice are part of our care team, our volunteers, as with all our employees, must become familiar with the 'hospice" team concept, philosophy, and approach to end-of-life issues. Also, your emotional well-being is our concern; we want you to be prepared in every way for this type of work, which can be so rewarding. Not surprising then, our volunteer orientation process is more involved than walking in and immediately helping out.
First of all, all of our volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. We also require that our prospective hospice volunteers fill out an application packet, read our hospice training manual, and thereafter attend a multi-hour in-office training session.
The application packet includes consent documents, whereby you authorize the verification of all information on your application, including but not limited to your character, to your employment and education history, as well as to your motor vehicle, financial, and criminal history. Only those volunteers that ask to be assigned to patients will be tested beforehand for TB (at the company’s expense). After successfully completing our training process, all newly minted hospice volunteers will then be eligible for their first assignment as a member of our hospice team!
What to expect as a Vet to Vet volunteer? After your volunteer training you will be matched to a veteran patient that is in need of a volunteer,you can provide emotional companionship to veteran patient. Talk, play board games, read a book and interact with the patient and family. Volunteer does not provide hands on care or give medical, social or spiritual advice but refers to the appropriate team member. We truly value our volunteers and support them any way we can. We want you to have a great volunteer experience. If hospice still feels like a good fit for you, we invite you to contact us to learn more.
Regardless of what you decide, you have our greatest admiration. Good luck wherever you choose to volunteer.
Please feel Free to call the Volunteer Coordinator Teddy Aquitania 512-420-7605
We'll work with your schedule.
Austin and surrounding areasAustin, TX 78731
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- An hour or more a week, depending on volunteers availability.
- Finish Orientation and Training, Drug screen and TB test.