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Veteran to Veteran Visits **WORCESTER MA OPPORTUNITY

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ORGANIZATION: Athena Home Health Hospice

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Hospice of Western and Central MA (HWCM) is seeking Military Veteran volunteers to provide companionship and socialization to veteran patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families who live in the community. Hospice of Western and Central MA is a level V partner with the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program, a partnership between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This pioneering program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement. By recognizing the unique needs of America's veterans and their families, our staff, and our veteran volunteers accompany and guide veteran patients through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

There are many roles a veteran volunteer can take. Veteran volunteers visit veteran patients offering companionship and socialization through activities, providing a quiet caring presence, or completing a life review. Alternately, a veteran volunteer may assist with or lead Veteran Pinning Ceremonies, 'Vet to Vet' Cafes, Veteran Certificate of Appreciation ceremonies, and/or special projects that benefit the veteran community. We match veteran volunteers with roles that are close to their homes or workplaces.

Being a Hospice of Western and Central MA volunteer means being a member of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. We offer an extensive orientation and ongoing support for all of our volunteers.

We ask that a veteran applying for this position:
-Have an honorable or general discharge from any branch of the United States military service
-Be willing to volunteer for 2-8 hours/month for at least 6 months
-Be willing to undergo a background check and a TB test

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About Athena Home Health Hospice


135 South Rd, Farmington, CT 06032, US

Mission Statement

Athena Home Health and Hospice strives to enable dying persons and those close to them to gain comfort and control over their lives, while neither hastening nor postponing death. We serve persons dying from any disease - in the home, in hospitals, and in other environments of their choice. Athena Hospice is committed to increasing access to hospice care for those who have traditionally been undeserved. Through hands-on assistance and teaching, we enable families and friends to care for those they love in supportive and familiar surroundings.


Hospice care is about not giving up....it is about hope for people facing a life-limiting illness -- hope of living their lives free of pain, without fear and in the company of family and friends. The emotional and spiritual support we provide to patients and their families is greatly enhanced by the help of our staff and volunteers. We offer a supportive environment, friendly staff and a rewarding experience. In addition we now offer online training for your convenience.


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


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482 Southbridge StreetAuburn, MA 01501



  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • From two to eight hours a month for at least six months
  • COVID vaccination

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