Veterans Helping Veterans with Hospice of the Western Reserve
ORGANIZATION: VANTAGE Aging RSVP
Please visit the new page to apply.
Veterans who are volunteers are assigned to patients who are also veterans to provide social support. This is usually done by phone calls but in some instances may be done by video chat. We like to pair people from the same branch/type of service/or war time service if possible.
Provide veteran to veteran companionship and support via conversation, reminiscence, listening, validation, and presence.
Volunteers will conduct volunteer recognition ceremonies. Veteran volunteers receive training on how to conduct a ceremony. Some times they are more elaborate and sometimes they are simpler, depending on family preference.
Volunteers should be an active duty service person or Veteran branch of the Military, including the National Guard. Hospice and palliative care patients who have served in the military will be the recipients of these volunteer efforts. There are often things that Veterans do not feel comfortable sharing with their family, and it is nice to have someone else to talk to who has also served. Having a Veteran perform the Veteran Recognition Ceremony is more meaningful.
About VANTAGE Aging RSVP
388 S Main St., Ste. 235, Akron, OH 44311, US
Promoting a positive perspective on aging.
VANTAGE Aging promotes positive aging through a variety of programs and services for older adults. Our nonprofit organization serves 38 counties and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In Summit and Medina Counties, we facilitate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for those 55 and older who want to make a meaningful impact in the community. We also offer employment training, home care and home health aide assistance, nutrition and home-delivered meal services, alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and mental health and prevention services.
Multiple locations Akron, OH 44320
October 16, 2023
- Family Therapy
- Elder care
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training