Service To Armed Forces: Ambassadors for Veterans of America (A4VA)


(33.512463,-86.800995)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

114 22nd Street SouthBirmingham, AL 35233


About

Purpose:
Contribute to the qualify of life provided by the VA Health Care System through volunteer jobs provided at the local VA Health Care Facility.

Location(s):

BIRMINGHAM (Middle Chapter), Shelby County (Middle Chapter)

Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the Veteran’s experience by providing direct comfort, support, advocacy and reassurance to the Veteran during examinations, procedures or other care that may cause anxiety.
  • Functions as an adjunct/supplement to the clinical team and contributes to creating an environment that supports patient satisfaction and the delivery of care by focusing on the Veteran’s psychological well-being.
Time Commitment:
  • Miminum 4 hours per week with at least 100 hours of service

Qualifications:
  • Has broad health care experience and knowledge of medical terminology
  • Good customer service and effective oral communication
  • Demonstrated professional manner

Relationships:

  • Works with local VAVS Representative/Deputy; VAVS Program Manager; Job specific supervisor; other volunteers and patients
Length of Appointment:
  • 4 hours a week minimum and at least 100 hours of service. Length of appointment can be ongoing.
Development Opportunities:
  • Will work with and alongside Red Cross staff, volunteers, and VA staff and patients.
  • VAVS Local Representative/Deputy
  • VAVS Local Committee
  • VA Hospital Development
  • Job specific training
Requirements:
  • Orientation to American Red Cross
  • VAVS Orientation provided by the VA
  • Specific job-related training provided by the VAVS Program Manager
  • On the job training
  • VA background check
  • Volunteers must be female because the program is supporting female veterans at this time

Skills

  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 100 Hours

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