Veterans we want you! Volunteer as an American Pride Patient Companion with Hospice of Central Ohio
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Are you a Veteran? Interested in fundamentally impacting Veterans in Hospice Care? This could be for you! Volunteers MUST be Veterans and will provide companionship and service recognition to Veteran patients and their caregiver according to the patient's Plan of Care, and within the American Pride Companion's scope of practice. Visit the patient on a regular basis in their home (or the care facility in which they reside - varies based on the patient), provide support to the patient and/or caregiver as directed, establish and maintain appropriate professional boundaries with patient and family. Consistently employ active listening skills.
To volunteer, join the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) a volunteer program exclusive to Ohio residents in Franklin County ages 55 years and older. We match volunteers ages 55+ with nonprofits in their community that either need or rely on volunteers to be able to provide their services. Funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and part of AmeriCorps Seniors, VANTAGE Aging’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 years and over. We partner with nonprofit agencies to match these older adults to their volunteer opportunities. RSVP projects link the skills of the volunteers with the identified needs of the community. We think of ourselves as the 'center hub' for our volunteers looking for opportunities. We offer many wonderful incentives and perks to our team of RSVP volunteers, this program is free and so rewarding to be a part of.
About RSVP AmeriCorps Seniors
752 High St. #2, Worthington, OH 43085, US
Promoting a positive perspective on aging.
Every older adult has the opportunity to live a healthy life and age with independence, purpose and dignity.
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) connects volunteers age 55 and older with opportunities to serve their community. VANTAGE RSVP is available in Delaware, Franklin, Summit, Medina, Geauga, Wayne and Hamilton Counties.
As the largest volunteer network for older adults in the nation, RSVP matches volunteers with organizations where their time, interest, talents, knowledge, and experience are most effectively utilized to meet important needs in our community.
Multiple locations Columbus, OH 43220
December 6, 2021
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers arrange visit schedules with the patient/family, and other members of the primary care team. Estimated volunteer hours per month are 4-8 hours.
- Volunteer must be Veterans and complete a multi-class New Volunteer Training series and the American Pride Recognition and VR Training.