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.
BIRMINGHAM (Middle Chapter), Shelby County (Middle Chapter)
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.
Miminum 4 hours per week with at least 100 hours of service
Has broad health care experience and knowledge of medical terminology
Good customer service and effective oral communication
Demonstrated professional manner
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.
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
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
https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_regional_global_entry_points# or email email@example.com