Veteran-to-Vetaran Hospice Volunteer Opportunity


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When

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

Where

Portland Metro AreaPortland, OR 97230

About

Are you a Veteran looking for a meaningful experience here at home? We are looking for you!

Adventist Health Hospice is seeking Veterans to serve as volunteers to other Veterans who are on our Hospice Program. Today, 1 out of 4 dying Americans are Veterans. Veterans can face unique emotional and physical challenges at the end of their lives. Sometimes another veteran is the only one who can understand. Veteran volunteers have a unique ability to create rapport with and support Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. Indeed, when Veterans interact, their common language and experiences can form a strong friendship and the companionship created between these veterans has proven to be profound.

Veteran volunteers do not perform any hands-on care but rather, provide comradeship and conversation for fellow Veteran patients. This might include reminiscing, reading, playing cards, or sharing hobbies. It is as individual as you are.

Our volunteers work in the field - in patient’s homes, adult family homes, or nursing homes, wherever a patient might call home. Volunteers determine when and how much time they can provide - some a few hours a week, other just a few hours a month.

For more information, please contact Debby Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 503-251-6192, ext. 56420 or 503-730-8378 or by email at murphydl@ah.org.

Requirements to volunteer:
Valid driver’s license (if driving)
Proof of Auto Insurance (if driving)
Complete an orientation and training
Pass a background check, drug test and TB screen (all provided)

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It is up to the volunteer.

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