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Hospice Patients Need Veteran Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Brookdale Hospice Colorado Springs

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Did you serve in the Military? 25% of all deaths each year (about 680,000) are Veterans.
Help veterans at the end of their lives by becoming a hospice volunteer. With so many veterans in our community, you have a real opportunity to honor a veteran by providing a listening ear and creating a sacred space that only another veteran can give. You can also participate in veteran pinning ceremonies where we honor the veteran's service to our nation.
As a Veteran-to-Veteran Hospice Volunteer, you’re provided with specialized training to spend time with Veterans as they near the end of their lives. You must pass a drug screen, background check, TB test, and complete orientation.

For more information, contact CJ Pharr, Volunteer Coordinator at Brookdale Hospice 719-268-2582 or Cesslie.ladehoffpharr@hcahealthcare.com

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About Brookdale Hospice Colorado Springs

Location:

Multiple locations throughout Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, US

Mission Statement

Our hospice volunteers make a tremendous and positive difference in the lives of hospice patients, their families, our staff-- everyone they meet. You are specifically trained to support the hospice patient in a variety of ways: help in our admin office, sit with patients, play cards, play an instrument, sing, tell jokes, talk with families, provide spiritual care, or even sit vigil with an actively dying person. Our hospice volunteers provide compassionate companionship to those facing terminal illness.

Description

At Brookdale Hospice we put the patient and family first, and we recognize our staff make a positive difference in their lives. Hospice Volunteers provide compassionate companionship in a variety of ways to hospice patients throughout the Colorado Springs area. Self-paced training and flexible scheduling. For Patient Safety: must pass a background check, drug screen, 2-step TB test. Possess a valid driver's license and current insurance (if you drive to patient's location).

CAUSE AREAS

Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Women
Seniors, Veterans & Military Families, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(38.84134,-104.81628)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Spend time with a veteran every week or every other week. We'll work with your schedule as veterans need you.
  • Military background / family. Must pass background screen, drug test, TB test and complete orientation (at your own pace)

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