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.
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 email@example.com.
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)