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AmeriCorps In-Home & Virtual Respite Member Volunteer

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Big Bend Hospice, Inc

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 24 people are interested
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Are you looking to make a direct impact in your local community?

Members of the AmeriCorps Paid Volunteer program at Big Bend Hospice make a difference in the lives of families we serve, while earning a monthly $150 stipend, and an education award scholarship of $1,640.00* at the end of the program year.

Members provide in-home and virtual volunteer support to veterans and military families in our hospice programs, serving those with life-limiting illnesses and allowing caregivers to take much-needed breaks. Volunteer activities include spending time with the client, talking and sharing stories, preparing light snacks or lunches, taking walks, or other activities the client enjoys. We are looking to recruit 6 caring member volunteers who will be serving now through August 31st, 2021.

Member volunteers serve about 8 - 12 hours per week*, for a total of 450* hours by August 31st 2021 to receive the education award. *Hours may be subject to change due to COVID conditions.

During the current COVID conditions, members are practicing safety precautions per CDC guidelines to limit exposure risks, including wearing masks, keeping a distance of 6 feet or more, and completing health screenings for you and the client family before each visit.

For their service, member volunteers will receive:

  • a monthly stipend of $150 (direct deposit)
  • an Education Award of $1,640.00 at the end of their service year & 45o hours
  • student loan forbearance (deferring your loan) with paid interest
  • professional training, and much more.

Our new year just began 9/1, so now is the time to join! Come fill out an interest form and download our application at:

https://sites.google.com/view/bbhamericorps/home

We hope to hear from you!

Taylor Casper
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
tmcasper@bigbendhospice.org
850-671-6037

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About Big Bend Hospice, Inc

Location:

1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Big Bend Hospice is to provide compassionate care to individuals with a life limiting illness and support to their families.

Description

Each day, families deal with the difficult responsibility of caring for a companion, friend, or loved one living with a terminal illness. Many times, the situation is presented to individuals and their families as an unpleasant circumstance. Big Bend Hospice provides hope, by approaching the circumstance as one of life’s most precious opportunities--an opportunity to live each day to the fullest! Whether it’s spending precious moments with family and friends or taking up a new hobby-- with Big Bend Hospice, patients and families find peace and enjoyment in what matters most to them. There is hope with hospice, and it can be found with Big Bend Hospice.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Now - August 31st 2021.
  • Reliable transportation is necessary for getting to and from volunteering visits in our community.

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