Caregiver Relief Volunteer- VITAS Healthcare- St. Louis, MO 63128
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 while 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 caregiving.
We are currently looking for a Caregiver Relief volunteer with weekday availability to help with visiting a home patient in the Concord/South County area, St. Louis, MO 63128. 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.
VITAS Healthcare provides comprehensive training and orientation for hospice volunteering. Days and times for volunteering are flexible according to your availability. All Volunteer applicants in patient facing positions are required to have completed their COVID vaccinations prior to hire in order volunteer at VITAS. 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.
About VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis
1801 Park 270 Drive, Suite 150, Saint Louis, MO 63146, US
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 advocates 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.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.
Tesson Ferry RoadSt. Louis, MO 63128
October 4, 2021
- Patient Care
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a week (flexible hours)
- Must be able to provide own transportation for volunteering.