A Hospice Veteran Volunteer

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VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

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Veteran Volunteer
Support Veterans under hospice care

VITAS is a Level 4 Partner in the NHPCO's "We Honor Veterans" iniative and wants to enlist your services to care for terminally ill veterans living at home and in nursing homes and assisted living communities throughout San Diego County. VITAS Veteran Volunteers do not need to be U.S. Veterans; you need only the desire to remember; honor and support America 's living heroes.

VITAS Veteran Volunteers visit terminally ill veterans; conduct Pinning Ceremonies, provide weekly friendly visits, help replace military medals by contacting appropriate agencies; Conduct Life Reviews and document in a book, a website or video; telephone veterans to ask how they are doing; attend or help plan activities celebrating Memorial Day and Veteran's Day; educate veteran's groups about hospice services by speaking at their meetings. Documented stories can be submitted to the National Library of Congress. ALL Volunteers must attend a 2 day Orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. These are held every other month on 2 consecutive Saturdays (see dates below).


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About VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

Location:

9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative Hospice program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of those under our care. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical support to hospice patients and their family or offering support services in the office. We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer for our patients in their homes or in nursing facilities in your community throughout San Diego County.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Homes and Nursing Facilities in your communityAssignments made within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123

SKILLS

  • Photography
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 weekly visits, generally 1-2 hrs + travel time
  • 2019 Orientation Dates: Jan 12 & 19, Mar 2 & 9, May 18 & 25, Jul 20 & 27, Sept 21 & 28, Nov 9 & 16

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