Bring a smile to a Veteran- Become a Veteran Companion Volunteer *Day, Evening, and Weekend Shifts!

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ORGANIZATION: Fargo VA Health Care System

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*Morning, evening, and weekend shifts available starting November 1st, 2023!

In the position of Veteran Companion Volunteer, you will serve as an important team member on the Fargo VA Health Care System's Community Living Center. You will be able to honor and give back to Veterans by providing companionship during extended facility stays.

Some of the tasks in this position might include: listening to and visiting with Veterans, reading to or with Veterans, assisting in writing letters or cards, playing music with or for Veterans, playing cards or games, doing puzzles, craft kits, taking Veterans on walks within the medical center, escorting Veterans to the Canteen store, appointments or basic recreational therapy activities and outings.

*Please note that volunteers in this position are not allowed to attend medically to any Veteran patients including transfers/lifts, toileting, or performing basic cares.

Current openings:
Monday: 10am-12, 1-4pm, or 6-8pm
Tuesday: 10am-12, 1-4pm, or 6-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-12, 1-4pm, or 6-8pm
Thursday: 10am-12, 1-4pm, or 6-8pm
Friday: 10am-12, 1-4pm, or 6-8pm
Saturday: 1-4pm, or 6-8pm


As this position involves working directly with hospitalized patients, VA policy requires that volunteers and staff wear a face mask while interacting with patients (provided by VA).

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About Fargo VA Health Care System

Location:

2101 Elm Street N, Fargo, ND 58102, US

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Description

Since 1929, VAMC Fargo has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 89,000 veterans living in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Health & Medicine, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2101 Elm Street NFargo, ND 58102

(46.906,-96.77446)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One flexible shift per week (1-2 hours) during indicated timeframes.

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