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A Hospice Veteran Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

  • 217 people are interested
Veteran Volunteer
Support Veterans under hospice care

VITAS is a Level 4 Partner in the NHPCO's "We Honor Veterans" initiative 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.

All volunteers are required to attend a comprehensive orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. Two TB tests and background check are also required and are provided by VITAS.

Upcoming New Volunteer Orientation:

Saturday, June 1st from 8:30 am - 4 pm

Orientation is held at our office located at:
9655 Granite Ridge Dr. Ste. 300
San Diego, CA 92123

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
There is also an option to complete orientation a via Zoom and self-study combination.

Veteran Volunteers also complete an additional training in addition to volunteer orientation.



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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Women
Health & Medicine, Veterans & Military Families, Women

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
  • Healthcare

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
  • Background Screening, 2 TB tests, Health Screen Questionnaire, Hep B Vaccine offered (not mandatory). All requirements covered by VITAS

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