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VITAS Healthcare of SF Bay Area

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families
  • Women

Location

670 North McCarthy BlvdSte 220Milpitas, CA 95305 United States

Organization Information

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, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

Reviews

Would you recommend VITAS Healthcare of SF Bay Area?
13 reviews Write a review
by Francesca F. (July 31, 2018)
It was a great experience overall; I loved performing!
by Case Jan v. (March 5, 2018)
none of the volunteers communicated with one another. i felt disconnected.
by Larry D. (July 21, 2017)
I joined Vitas as a Life Review volunteer in Apri 2017. I went through training and purchased my own recording equipment. In the full 3 months I volunteered I had one legitimate patient referred to me. I say legitimate because the second patient as confirmed by his own family was incapable of providing a life review. The family told me it would be a waste of time. Communication with and follow through by Vitas was very poor.
by Angelique D. from San Jose, CA (June 22, 2015)
Art time at Vintage Silver Creek Facility was an amazing experience to see the look on the elderly's faces when we arrived to help them with craft time and I feel it was a healing experience it relieved stress for some of them...for others it was a time of laughter and jokes nevertheless they were having fun and that's all that mattered..They were Smiling and happy.
by Michelle D. (June 6, 2015)
Ms. Carlson is super friendly and fun to work with. The ambiance is very comfortable and easy to work with. I would definitely volunteer again.
by C T. (October 16, 2011)
Enjoy making the memory bear to help families in need. Expect and feel excited to participate in the Chinese Bereavement support group!!
by MINYI Z. (October 8, 2011)
Volunterring at Vitas has been one of most rewarding experiences. The care and services that Vitas provides are very excellent. I would highly recommend Vitas for end of life care because the staff at Vitas treat you like family.
by Christina T. (September 27, 2011)
I am a middle school teacher and brought some of my students here to volunteer and earn community service hours. Kayla, the Director of Volunteers, was very helpful, friendly, and the kids loved her! Because of their young age, my students were only able to complete clerical work in the Vitas office, but they had a fun time. It was a chance for them to see what the "real world" was all about. At the end of their two hour shifts, the students always asked Kayla if they could stay longer. I would highly recommend Vitas for anyone looking for a satisfying volunteer experience. If my students and I had a great time in the office just folding and labeling fliers, you will have a great time working one-on-one with hospice patients!
by Thu T. (September 26, 2011)
Volunteering at VITAS has been a rewarding experience for me. The staff there is very supportive and easy to work with. Being able to help the patients and their families really makes me feel good.
by Shamalah-Allah S. (September 26, 2011)
VITAS is a super great organization. They have excellent training and various opportunities to work with people in need. If you are busy with a full time job and still want to volunteer, you can still participate and volunteer as little as a few hours a week if you want. The staff is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend you give them a try.
by Mariya S. (September 26, 2011)
Kayla is an incredible person to work with. She's engaging and quick to help out and answer any questions.
by Madeline D. from San Jose, CA (September 26, 2011)
Whether you call or are in the office, everyone makes you feel welcome and sincerely thanks you for giving of your time. On my last visit to my client I meet some of the professional staff on this case. "Oh you're the volunteer, It's nice to meet you." They were happy to meet me, made me feel that I was helping this person and listened to some of my comments. The joy and inner peace you feel after spending time with the client is incredible. I am part of th Paw-Pals.

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