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Compassionate Contact Corps

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West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Isolation and chronic loneliness among our Veterans has been more evident due to the pandemic. The Compassionate Contact Corps program is designed to provide a referred Veteran an engaging social interaction with a volunteer. Our volunteers get to help Veterans on a very personal level, while the Veterans caregiver gets a brief respite during the virtual social exchange. This is not a clinical assignment, instead it is a social prescription program. A simple weekly phone call can go a long way and help in ways that we can't even imagine. Must commit to participate in program for a minimum of one year. It can be done from anywhere since it is virtual. Only require in person during the onboarding process (fingerprints, interview, training). At minimum one phone call a week for at least 15 minutes is required for participation in program. Monthly summary of call and hours must be submitted. This is based on yours and the Veterans availability. You may have more than one Veteran assigned to you, based on your availability and preference.

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About West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

Location:

7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410, US

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned -- and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

Description

Federal Medical Facility providing health care services to Veterans.

Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • English
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 15 minutes once a week for one year
  • must speak clearly, clean background, enjoy to socialize , non-judgmental, know boundaries, be unbiased, enjoy conversation and listening to stories.

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