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Shenandoah Area Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: AseraCare Hospice

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AseraCare volunteers bring many gifts, talents, interests, and experiences to the hospice program. We have an immediate need for Veteran-to-Veteran volunteers in the Shenandoah area.

Vet-to-vet volunteers play a vital role in the hospice care team by:

  • Visiting veterans receiving hospice care on a routine basis for friendship and conversation with someone who understands the culture of military service
  • Assisting with pinning ceremonies where we formally honor and thank veterans for their service
  • Providing a "final salute" in the last few days of a patient's life

You can determine the amount of time that you volunteer each month. We prefer a small commitment of 4 hours per month, but this may vary depending on patient and care center needs. We will always ask for your availability and preferred commitment prior to assigning volunteer tasks. We ask that you plan to make a commitment of at least 6 months to 1 year for this volunteer assignment.

COVID-19: Some of our typical protocols have been altered to protect both patients and volunteers during the time of a global pandemic. It is always our first priority to ensure the safety of our patients and volunteers. You will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), COVID-19 testing (if needed), and alternative options for volunteering such as virtual visits via Facetime, Zoom, Teams, etc. We prefer that volunteers be vaccinated to be able to fully perform their responsibilities, but unvaccinated volunteers are encouraged to apply as well!

Reliable transportation to/from your assignment is required. Volunteers must provide a current driver’s license and proof of insurance. Volunteers should be physically able to complete the tasks assigned to them. All hospice volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation. They must also pass a criminal background check and tuberculosis test. All required training and services are paid for by AseraCare. Volunteers must be 16 years old.

AseraCare is a proud partner of We Honor Veterans.

Hospice is a program of palliative care and supportive services for terminally ill patients and their families. A care team that includes volunteers work together to provide services. All team members are trained in providing emotional support to the patient and family. The direct care hospice team goes wherever the patient lives to provide services.

Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Rather, its goal is to affirm life and encourage the patient to maintain control over decisions that affect his or her quality of life. Support is available 24 hours a day. Hospice care is ready to meet the ever-changing needs experienced by that patient and their family.

If you have suffered a significant loss, we encourage you to wait at least one year to provide direct service or public relations support. Bereavement resources are available to our volunteers who need them.

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About AseraCare Hospice

Location:

6307 Center Street #210, Omaha, NE 68106, US

Mission Statement

Our mission at AseraCare is to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family, and one community at a time.

Description

Hospice is about living. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but affirms life, emphasizing dignity and comfort while enhancing quality of life for the person copying with a life limiting illness. Hospice treats the person, not the disease and focuses on the entire family, not just the individual.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Shenandoah & surrounding areaShenandoah, IA 51601

(40.76674,-95.37615)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for a minimum commitment of 4 hours monthly, but additional hours are welcomed and encouraged.

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