Compassionate Contact Corps- Virtual Opportunity
Orlando VA Medical Center
Many Veterans have a variety of home life situations.
Some have supportive family and friends with who they live with , or who live away. Some live alone with little support. Some have paid caregivers or home health aides. Veterans may live with others, live alone, in apartments or house, supported living, assisted living facilities, adult care homes or a medical foster home.
We are looking for compassionate, friendly and patient Volunteers who are interested in visiting with Veterans virtually or on the phone to provide friendship, support and help combat social isolation and loneliness of those impacted by COVID19. These Veterans have been referred to this program by their healthcare providers or social workers as an identified need.
The Volunteers will:
- ¨ Provide companionship
- ¨ Socialize virtually with a Veteran
- ¨ Generally 1-2 times a week for 15-60 minutes
- ¨ Schedule is based on the Caregiver/ Veteran’s need and the volunteer’s availability
This opportunity is one that requires the Volunteer to be consistent in visiting weekly at least once a week at a minimum.
Volunteer hours must be emailed to Voluntary Service every two weeks since the Volunteer will be virtual and not signing in at the Voluntary Office.
About Orlando VA Medical Center
13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 32827, US
Orlando VA Voluntary Service is committed to the development of volunteer programs in support of quality, Veteran focused care through the recruitment of volunteers, utilization of community resources, and active involvement and engagement of community stakeholders, with our Veterans. On March 3, 1865, a month before the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln authorized the first-ever national soldiers’ and sailors’ asylum to provide medical and convalescent care for discharged members of the Union Army and Navy volunteer forces. The asylum was the first of its kind in the world to provide civilian medical care to Veterans of temporary volunteer forces. This is where the VA originated from.
Today’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) originated during the Civil War as the first federal hospitals and Domiciliaries ever established for the nation’s volunteer military forces.
Our goal is to ensure that the volunteer experience at the OVAMC is as rewarding to the volunteer as it is beneficial to the patients, families, visitors, and caregivers.
Our Volunteers provide important functions throughout the OVAMC to help make our patients’ visits a more enjoyable one. Through the on-boarding process each volunteer’s talents and skills are closely matched with one of our wide variety of assignments. To learn more about this process and how you can begin to serve our nation’s Veterans at the OVAMC