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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of Brevard

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested
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Provide Friendly Visits to Hospice Patients and their Families

Opportunity Description:
VITAS is looking for kind and caring volunteers to help terminally ill patients and their families. When you make friendly visits, run simple errands, provide a listening ear, and offer the gift of friendship at a crucial time, you can make a real difference in another's life. Yours, too!

Take advantage of numerous volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Sitting with a patient while the caregiver takes a break
  • Making friendly visits to patients and their families at home or in a nursing home
  • Driving a patient to appointments
  • Accompanying a patient to a church function, wedding, beauty shop, play, or ballgame
  • Running errands to the grocery store, drug store, or post office
  • Assisting with programs and special events

VITAS provides free training and orientation for volunteers to help learn the skills required to be an outstanding hospice volunteer. Volunteering also strengthens your resume for a post-college career.

For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services, visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.


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About VITAS Healthcare of Brevard

Location:

4450 W.Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS Healthcare to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Healthcare Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS Healthcare 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.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in our office. VITAS Healthcare is looking for volunteers who are able to share their time with hospice patients living at home, nursing homes or ALF. Hospice volunteers give their time to terminally ill patients and their caregivers during a critical time. In orientation classes they are trained in listening skills, family dynamics and the right words to say to patients and their loved ones at the end of life.

VITAS takes pride in its volunteers, and we welcome you to become part of our team. There are many locations throughout the Brevard County area you can choose from. Your commitment is completely up to you and your time is always appreciated. For more information visit www.VITAS.com.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Melbourne, FL 32934

(28.13566,-80.71035)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • You make your own schedule. No minimum requirement
  • Just to be yourself

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