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Military Veteran volunteers needed for hospice patients

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Kindred Hospice

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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 Hospice is part of the We Honor Veterans program. 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 Veteran Pinning Ceremonies or assist with special projects that benefit the Veteran Community. We try to 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
-Be willing to volunteer for 2-8 hours per month for a full year
-Be willing to get a background check which includes fingerprinting, a drug test, and a health screen and TB test.

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About Kindred Hospice

Location:

2815 Old Jacksonville Road, Suite 202, Springfield, IL 62704, US

Mission Statement

Our care matters. Our mission is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness.

Description

Kindred Hospice offers compassionate care for patients facing life-limiting illness. We see patients in their homes, whether a private residence or facility. To provide our patients and families with this broad spectrum of spiritual, physical and emotion support, we need your help.

Help us take care of individuals who are entering the final stages of life. Your service is deeply appreciated.

Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locations in the Springfield AreaPetersburg, Athens, Greenview, Oakford, TallulaHavana, Mason City, Bath, Easton, KilbourneSpringfield, IL 62704

(39.7854,-89.67222)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Following orientation, 2-8 hours per month for a full year
  • -Be an honorable or general discharge from any branch of the United States Service -Be willing to volunteer for 2-8 hours per month for a full year -Be willing to get a background check which includes fingerprinting, a drug test, and a health scree

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