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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of Nature Coast

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
  • Running errands to the grocery store, drug store, or post office
  • Light housekeeping; putting away groceries, laundry, changing linens, sweeping
  • Pampering & activities; apply lotions, paint nails, read to, play card/games, puzzles, gardening

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 Nature Coast

Location:

7520 W University Ave, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32607, 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 to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS 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(r), providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Lake City, FL 32024

(30.07485,-82.75629)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Regular visit are 1-2 hours/week; some are set as 1 time visits. Flexible based on volunteer availability and patient/family needs.

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