Veteran Pinning Facilitator

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Veteran Volunteers play a unique and very important role in the care we provide to our hospice patients. This particular role supports our We Honor Veterans Program where Veteran volunteers facilitate a short, but very moving ceremony for hospice patients. With patriotic music playing, the volunteer will recite a brief reading-tailored to the appropriate military branch-and award a service pin to the patient, thanking them for their service to our country. Script and music is provided.

Education & Formal Training Required

  • New Volunteer Orientation
  • Online Coursework
  • Attend Pinning Ceremony done by a current Volunteer/Staff Member

Qualifications & Specialized Competencies Required

  • Military Veteran
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
How to get started: Fill out the JourneyCare Volunteer Application and register for an orientation:

Sign up soon for an orientation

  • Friday May 10, 2019 -Lombard (JourneyCare Southwest Office, 1 East 22nd Street)
  • Friday June 7, 2019 - Bartlett Villa Olivia (1401 W Lake St)
  • Friday June 14,2019-JourneyCare's Chicago office (549 W. Randolph St Ste 100)

We will cover the following: Hospice 101, Overview of JourneyCare, Our Services & How You Can Help (we offer 50+ volunteer roles!), Communication, Boundaries & Confidentiality and Documentation. You will also have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of current JourneyCare Volunteers. After the training we also require some online courses, which will help you to feel more prepared for this role.

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About JourneyCare


405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010, US

Mission Statement

Enriching lives through expert and compassionate care. JourneyCare's Vision: Transforming lives by building a community where exceptional palliative, supportive and end - of- life care is accepted, expected and available to all.


JourneyCare's Vision:

Transforming lives by building a community where exceptional palliative, supportive and end-of-life care is accepted, expected and available to all.

We provide pain and symptom management and end-of-life expertise to residents of a 13-county service area in northern Illinois. Offering both in-home care and five Hospice CareCenters, we are known for our broad continuum of care and innovative programming.

Beyond traditional services and a comprehensive bereavement program, we have the largest pediatric hospice and palliative care program in Illinois and we embrace non-traditional therapies as well as open access for patients receiving aggressive treatment.

Our mission is achieved by a team of board-certified physicians and highly-skilled nurses, therapists, counselors, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers.

JourneyCare has never turned anyone away due to inability to pay because our promise is to meet the patient where they are, build trust, and share the journey, regardless of reimbursement rates. We seek to put the patient in control of their care--because it's the patient's experience and the family's memory.

We are here to help when patients and families need it most. We begin by listening and answering the questions of those who come to us. We know that each experience is personal--and so is our care. We offer the physical, emotional, and spiritual support that's needed to welcome each new day.


We'll work with your schedule.


In Your CommunityChicago, IL 60642



  • Elder care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Periodic Visits
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test

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