Veteran Volunteer and Friend for Veteran Hospice Patients
7 people are interested
Kindred Hospice is seeking Military Veteran volunteers to provide companionship and socialization to Veteran patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families in your community. Kindred's Chicago Southwest Region has worked hard to become a level IV partner with the We Honor Veterans program - a partnership between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and hospices. This pioneering program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, our staff and our Veteran Volunteers learn how to accompany and guide veteran patients through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
There are many roles a Veteran Volunteer can take. Veteran volunteers may make visits to Veteran patients in which you provide companionship and socialization through activities, providing a caring presence, reminiscing or completing a life review. Alternately, a Volunteer may attend and help with or lead Veteran Pinning Ceremonies or assist with special projects that benefit the Veteran Community. We try and find a volunteer role for a Veteran that is as close to home as possible.
Being a Kindred Hospice volunteer means being part of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Kindred Hospice offers an extensive orientation and ongoing support for all of our volunteers.
We ask that Volunteers applying for this position:
- Be an honorable or general discharge from any branch of the United States Service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Merchant Marines, National Guard, etc)
- Be willing to volunteer for 2-8 hours/month for a full year
- Be willing to get a background check (which includes fingerprinting), A Drug Test, A health Screen and a two step TB test.
About Kindred Hospice
800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 111, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US
To help patients remain at home and in their own communities, surrounded by friends and family, while receiving the highest-quality, most compassionate home-based care possible.
Kindred Healthcare is the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States. Named a Fortune magazine Most Admired Company six years, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.
Hospice provides a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients in life's final season. Hospice programs are designed to comfort the patient and family and embraces the classic hospice model.
We'll work with your schedule.
Naperville, Aurora, Downers Grove, BolingbrookBatavia, Geneva, Plainfield, WestmontHinsdale, Warrenville, Lemont, CountrysideOak Brook, IL 60523
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-8 hours per month for a full year
- Background check (Social Security Number required), Drug Test, TB Test and Physical