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Mission: Vet to Vet
2 people are interested
Our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program seeks to pair Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have military experience. As a Veteran, you share a common language and culture with our Veteran hospice patients. You are ESSENTIAL to the delivery of the very best hospice care for these men and women who have served our country so faithfully. The mutual experience you share can form a strong bond that leads to healing and support for ALL involved! You are in a unique position with a very important advantage in helping other Veterans as they travel their final miles in their journey.
Investing anywhere from a couple hours a month to several hours per week, our Veterans will look forward to your visits. We have regular pinning ceremonies, too, in which we celebrate the life and sacrifices of our Veteran patients. Providing respite for caregivers to run errands, swap stories, and just be an affirming presence are all ways you can support the Veterans in our community.
The "base" for this operation is the Carilion Clinic roanoke Hospice office at 1615 Franklin Rd, Roanoke, Virginia. Our patients reside in private homes and nursing facilities within Roanoke City and it's surrounding counties.
About Carilion Clinic Hospice
1615 Franklin Road, Roanoke, VA 24016, US
Hospice's mission is to focus its care on the whole family. Emphasis is placed on pain and symptom control and improving quality of life for the person who is dying. Hospice assists the patient, family and caregivers in coping by providing psychological and spiritual support as well as physical care management. Our mission is to provide those entrusted to us, quality and compassionate care as we walk their final journey together.
Since 1980, Carilion Hospice has provided competent and compassionate care for terminally ill patients in the Roanoke and New River Valleys. The area's most experienced team of professionals and volunteers offer symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement care.
1615 Franklin RdRoanoke, VA 24016
September 15, 2021
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Time commitment varies based on patient needs and volunteer availability. We work to arrange a schedule that meets everyone's needs.
- Military experience and a desire to support and honor a fellow veteran.