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Military Veteran Patient Support - Santa Barbara

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ORGANIZATION: VNA Health Santa Barbara

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Through We Honor Veterans, VNA Health offers a Vet-to-Vet Volunteer program where trained hospice volunteers, who are also Veterans, are matched with patients who are Veterans.

The Vet-to-Vet Volunteer connection is a special bond between two individuals who know firsthand the impact of serving our country. Veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient thereby creating an environment where life review and healing may occur.

Veteran volunteer activities may include respite care, companionship care, and taking part in a pinning ceremony. If you are a Veteran or are actively serving you can become a Vet-to-Vet Volunteer.

VETERAN PINNING CEREMONY

A Veteran Pinning Ceremony is an optional benefit for Veteran patients on VNA Health hospice care. It provides an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the Veteran and his/her family. The ceremony gives the Veteran a chance to share part of his/ her story. By doing so, a sense of meaning and purpose can be gained by the Veteran.

The ceremony is relatively brief and can be done at the bedside or in another location on a date and time arranged with the Veteran and family. During the ceremony, a personalized certificate and American flag pin are presented by one of our Vet-to-Vet Volunteers. If the Veteran or family prefers to just receive the certificate and pin without a ceremony, this is an available option.

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About VNA Health Santa Barbara

Location:

512 E Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, US

Mission Statement

To care for our community with compassion and integrity.

Description

Volunteers are vital at VNA Health.

Thanks to the invaluable support of volunteers, VNA Health has been able to better serve our communities for nearly 115 years. Whether helping a hospice patient through a hard day or offering administrative assistance for staff or greeting guests at a special event, our VNA Volunteers make a difference.

All of our volunteers are carefully screened and are required to complete volunteer training. An individualized, self-study training option is available.

To learn more about being an Administrative Volunteer, Trained Hospice Volunteer, or join our Veteran to Veteran Program, please contact Lucia Herrera at 805.690.6245 or email lucia.herrera@vna.health.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Santa Barbara, CA 93103

(34.43309,-119.68179)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Drug Test, physical, TB test, 2 hours of on-line training plus 2 hours of on-site training.

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