13 people are interested
We are recruiting military veterans to join our volunteer team throughout all of Rhode Island.
ORGANIZATION: Continuum Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island
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13 people are interested
Great, wonderful and impactful relationships develop when a veteran hospice volunteer is assigned to a hospice patient who is a veteran. The comradery between the two is magic.
Hi, my name is Mike Del Vecchio and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for our hospice agency Continuum Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island. Please contact me should you be interested in becoming a hospice veteran volunteer. This is a very rewarding journey and such a great way to give back to your community by being a friend and companion to someone who's future is uncertain.
I offer free volunteer training that is easy and educational as it pertains to your role as a hospice volunteer. I am with you every step of the way. You will never feel unsure about things or nervous. We will visit your patient together to ensure a good pairing.
When we meet for our volunteer get to know interview, we can cover all the activities you can do and some common hospice patient interests.
The volunteer visit commitment is easy and flexible just 3 visits a month for about an hour. You can absolutely visit more than 3 times and stay longer if you wish. I like to make it easy for you while being impactful for your patient as they engage in friendly socialization with you. You set your own visit schedule just as long as you commit to making 3 visits a month as this is your visit care plan and will be noted in your hospice patient medical record.
Please contact me with any questions.
Mike Del Vecchio, CNA
Cell #: (401) 209-7406
About Continuum Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island
1350 Division Rd. Suite 205, West Warwick, RI 02893, US
Continuum Care Hospice's mission is to provide the terminally ill patient and their loved ones with the support and care they require to live their lives comfortably. Our Hospice team strives to enable the patient and family to maintain dignity and quality of life. Our goal is to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort. We strive to empower the patient and family by providing them with the tools, information and support they need to make informed decisions. We provide ongoing support for family and friends for as long as it is needed. We believe that Hospice care should be available to any and all persons with an illness for which there is no cure or for persons who elect not to attempt a cure, resulting in a limited life expectancy.
Hospice is a concept of caring derived from medieval times, symbolizing a place where travelers, pilgrims and the sick, wounded or dying could find rest and comfort. The contemporary hospice offers a comprehensive program of care to patients and families facing a life limiting illness.
Continuum Care Hospice was founded upon the concept of providing the best care by the best staff, including a team of volunteers. Other core team members include a Medical Director, Registered Nurse, Hospice Aide, Medical Social Worker, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Bereavement Coordinator and a Music Therapist.
1350 Division Road Suite 205West Warwick, RI 02893
August 15, 2023
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Literacy / Reading
- Patient Care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 visits a month for about an hour.
- A person who is friendly, compassionate, and enjoys socialization.