Caregiver Relief Volunteer- VITAS Healthcare- St. Louis, MO 63114

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VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis

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VITAS Healthcare Volunteers Rock!

VITAS Healthcare is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families- just by being there. Many of our patients live at home with family members or friends who rarely get the opportunity to leave the house since they are devoted to caring for their loved ones. Relief care (sitting with a patient which the caregiver takes a break) is one of our biggest volunteer needs. For caregivers, getting the opportunity to run an errand, go to the movies or a doctor’s appointment can renew their energy. This better equips them for the responsibilities of care-giving.

We are currently looking for a Caregiver Relief volunteer with daytime availability to help with visiting a home patient in the Overland area- 63114. Caregiver relief volunteers provide non-medical services for home patients while family members take a break. This volunteer opportunity would be for approximately 2 hours a week.

Comprehensive Training and orientation for hospice volunteering is provided. Days and times for volunteering are flexible according to your availability. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3434 or at Emily.Jokerst@VITAS.com. You can also find out more on VITAS Healthcare at www.vitas.com.

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About VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis

Location:

1801 Park 270 Drive, Suite 150, Saint Louis, MO 63146, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advo cat es and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

St. Charles Rock Rd.St. Louis, MO 63114

(38.70488,-90.3466)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1- 2 hours a week, flexible scheduling
  • Volunteer Application Screening process

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