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"Vets Caring for Vets": Veteran Volunteers Needed! Become a Hospice volunteer for Veteran patients.

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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested

Our hospice program, "Vets Caring for Vets" needs volunteers who are willing to share their time and talents with other veterans.

Gentiva Hospice is a 4-Star provider in the We Honor Veterans programs and takes seriously the unique needs of our Veteran patients. Pairing "Vets with Vets" provides our patients with the opportunity to share the experiences of their lives with a person who can understand, relate and honor their service.

Veteran Volunteer opportunities are available to Vets of all ages and from all ranges of life experience to provide friendly visits to Veteran patients and/or their families at local healthcare facilities, Southwest Vets Home, or in their personal home in the Pittsburgh South Hills, North Hills, Washington County and Beaver Falls areas- you tell us where you would like to be stationed!

Volunteers are there to listen and talk, read a book, play cards, or watch a favorite t.v. show or ballgame. Volunteers also provide special support including playing a patient's favorite music or working on craft projects. No matter what your skills, talents or motivation, we have the opportunity for you to help!

Trained volunteers who are also Veterans will have the unique ability to support other veterans who are terminally ill.

What does it take to be a Gentiva Hospice Volunteer?

  • Care and concern for others
  • Tolerance, flexibility and patience
  • Maturity and self-understanding
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Empathy, sincerity and sensitivity
  • Dependability
  • Acceptance of moral and cultural differences
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to accept supervision and evaluation
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Complete comprehensive hospice volunteer training
  • Annual TB testing
  • Submit to and pass a criminal background screening
  • Submit to and pass a drug screening



For more information please contact Mike Bidaman, Manager of Volunteer Services at 412-920-5500 or Michael.Bidaman@gentivahs.com

*Companionship volunteers do not perform any clinical activities with a patient such as feeding, toileting, bathing or transferring.
*Volunteers schedule their own visits - day/time/frequency
*Volunteers receive training that fits into your busy schedule.
**Proof of being vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus is not required. Volunteers entering facilities may have to wear a mask depending on their policy at the time. Volunteers would be informed ahead of time and masks would be provided as needed.

To be invited to spend the last months, weeks, and days of a person's life is an honor and a privilege.

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About Gentiva Hospice

Location:

5315 Campbells Run Rd, Suite 190, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, US

Mission Statement

"Our place is by your side."

Description

"Our place is by the side of those who need care. With strength and empathy, our family of extraordinary clinicians and caregivers offer individualized care, including physical, emotional, and spiritual support so that you and your loved ones can enjoy the best possible quality of life."

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Pittsburgh, PA 15236

(40.33808,-79.97896)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We work with your schedule. Visits can even be completed over the weekends.
  • Drivers license and proof of auto (liability) insurance; background check, drug test and TB test (all provided), must complete training and orientation, must be 18 years of age, must be a veteran of the US military.

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