Veteran’s Last Patrol connects veteran volunteers to veterans in hospice. VLP is a 501 c(3) nonprofit. We cooperate with medical providers of hospice care to connect volunteers to the patients so that their last patrol isn’t alone. It’s hard to underestimate the importance of friendship during end-of-life care. Last Patrol brings new friendships when friendship matters most.
Our ideal volunteers are folks who are genuinely interested in serving veterans within their community. This is an intimate and unique position as the volunteer is placed within a local hospice or care facility and trained with regards to HIPAA, confidentiality, and COVID appropriate considerations.
This is generally a "face-to-face" position. Volunteers will support veterans through the final stages of their life, for that reason it is important to understand that these moments can be emotionally difficult, but are ultimately very rewarding to the volunteer and veteran.
Once on board, volunteers decide how much time they can give. A typical volunteer might volunteer 4-6 hours a month.
This position is at the applicant's location in a partnership with local hospice facilities.
Please apply if you are:
Passionate about working with veterans.
Compassionate and understanding about the final stages of life
Motivated by hearing stories and providing emotional support.
Knowledgeable about the diverse and 'different’ culture of military veterans.
Comfortable working in compliance with COVID restrictions during face-to-face visits.
We are looking forward to expanding veterans in your community through building relationships with local hospice and care facilities. Join our team and help us expand today!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About LAST PATROL
140 VENTURE BLVD STE B, SPARTANBURG, SC 29306, US
We bring friendships, honor ceremonies, and emergency assistance to veterans in hospice care. No veteran should die alone. We are brothers. Our goal is helping each other until the end. This end-of-life assistance we call the "last patrol".
We seek volunteers across the country to be a friends to veterans on their "last patrol." These volunteers visit veterans for companionship and to share their stories. A typical volunteer might visit or call a dying veteran one hour a week. This connection helps the dying veteran know they are remembered and we are grateful for their service to our country. We do not provide medical care. The medical is provided by local hospices and medical facilities, with whom we cooperate by bringing volunteers.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Veterans & Military Families
We'll work with your schedule.
140B Venture Blvd.Spartanburg, SC29306
February 15, 2021
Orientation or Training
Average commitment is. 4-6 months (Up to applicant).