Memory Bear Ambassador

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VITAS Healthcare of Northern Virginia

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Memory Bear Ambassadors pick up materials from patients' families' and bring to main office in Vienna to be distributed to a Memory Bear Seamstress. Once bears are completed, Memory Bear Ambassador would pick up bears from main office to deliver to family member(s). Memory Bear Ambassadors are sensitive to families' need to express feelings and memories of loved ones they have lost. On initial visit, they would record hobbies and personality of loved one so that seamstress may personalize the bear(s). Upon delivering bears, Memory Bear Ambassadors would provide companionship as loved ones process receiving completed bears, which may cause joy mixed with grief. Memory Bear Ambassadors would refer individuals and families that would like bereavement support to the Volunteer Services Manager to connect with bereavement services and resources.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Northern Virginia

Location:

1604 Spring Hill Rd.,, Suite 450, Vienna, VA 22182, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is defined by the needs of the patients and families we serve.

Today, as a leader in the hospice movement in the United States, we are continuing to evolve and meet the changing needs of those with a life-limiting illness and their families. As we adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment, however, we are guided as always by our VITAS Values.

VITAS Values

  • Patients and families come first.
  • We take care of each other.
  • I’ll do my best today and do even better tomorrow.
  • I am proud to make a difference.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care.

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing, and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Near your home, office or school locationThroughout Northern Virginia regionVienna, VA 22182

(38.94572,-77.29798)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • On an as needed basis, flexible
  • Willingness to drive throughout NOVA or in particular region such as Loudoun, Fairfax, etc.

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