VITAS Patient-Care Volunteers

Cause Areas


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


Near your home, school or business locationWashington, DC 20002


VITAS is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families. Friendly visits, simple errands, providing a listening ear and the gift of friendship at a crucial time can make a real difference in another's life. Yours, too! Other VITAS volunteer activities: respite care (sit with a patient while the caregiver takes a break); friendly visits to patients and their families at home or in a nursing home; driving a patient or family member to appointments; accompanying a patient to a church function, wedding, beauty shop, play, ballgame; run errands to the grocery store, drug store, post office; assist with programs and special events.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours/month
  • Minimum 6 months
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