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A Friendly Visit to Hospice Patients and their Families

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare - Broward

  • 266 people are interested

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!

Volunteers are needed throughout Broward County, in home settings, nursing home, ALF and inpatient units. Volunteers can also provide respite care for the Caregiver, as they need comfort and support too! Once you complete the orientation program, you will be able to choose an assignment near your home.

Patient Care Volunteers can be retirees, working professionals, students (must be 18). All nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles are invited. Patient Care Volunteers can also include professional massage therapists, ministers, Reiki, cosmetologists. This is an exceptional opportunity for students working towards their medical/heath care degrees, who need experience in palliative and end of life care

VITAS provides free training and orientation for volunteers to help learn the skills required to be an outstanding hospice volunteer. Volunteering also strenghthens you resume for a post-college career.

Important Qualities of a VITAS Patient Care Volunteer:
Care and empathy for others
Tolerance - respect for different cultural values, lifestyles and beliefs
Ability to listen without judgement; without dominating the conversation
Receptive to hospice philosophy; comfort with death and loss
Maturity, good emotional health, no recent significant loss/crisis
Ability to work independent or on a team
Flexibility with work assignments
Time to commit to assignments
Able to uphold confidentiality

Flexible Hours/days of week

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: laurel.torres@vitas.com or www.vitas.com/volunteer

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About VITAS Healthcare - Broward



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.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


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Vitas Healthcare - Broward County4800 N. Nob Hill Rd - "C" WingSunrise, FL 33351



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  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You must be able to make a commitment to visit patient(s) 1x/week or bi-weekly for a minimum of 3 months.
  • APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A COVID VACCINE CARD OR EXEMPTION. Patient Care Volunteers are required to complete a background screening, fingerprint and TB test. VITAS covers the cost.

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