Make a Difference as a VITAS Patient Care Hospice Volunteer- Festus, MO 63028


(38.1808,-90.4056)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Near your home, school or business locationAnywhere within 20 mile radius of 63028Festus, MO 63028


About

We are looking for Patient Companionship Volunteers at VITAS- Healthcare to visit patients on hospice residing in nursing homes and/or their own homes located near Festus and South St. Louis/Jefferson Counties. There are many opportunities and locations available to visit patients.

During visits volunteers may read to patients, write letters for them, play music, games, share conversation and hobbies or simply hold their hand so they are not alone. Comprehensive training and orientation for hospice volunteering is provided. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3400 or at Emily.Jokerst@Vitas.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hrs a week, according to your schedule
  • Volunteer Application/Training/Interview process, 2 step TB Test
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