The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We are recruiting Veterans to provide conversation and companionship to Veterans in our care. We are looking for individuals who want to visit our local Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities where our Veteran patients reside to visit them and host a coffee hour.
Time commitment is a few hours/month. Varies, and is flexible with your schedule!
Hospice provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for terminally ill patients and their families. All volunteers receive specialized training and ongoing support and are an integral part of the hospice team of caregivers.
Help make a different in the lives of veteran patients and their families.
On your own time. In your own way. With your special skills. Help to make every moment matter.
We value your service:
We are recruiting Volunteers who have served in the Military to help our hospice patients who are Veterans
Veterans may have unique needs at end of life
Your experience helps you relate to and connect with our Veteran patients and their familie
What hospice patients need:
A opportunity for life review and healing
Help documenting memories
Assistance with replacing lost medals
Support with transportation and errands
Appreciation for their service
What you have to share:
Common life experiences
Shared language and service
A mutual code of conduct and honor
First-hand appreciation of their service
Cultural bonds to foster trust
Volunteers may be required to have an updated physical, TB Screen, pass a background check and drug test.