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Viginia's Hospice exists through God to improve the lives of our patients, their families, fellow staff members,and our community. With a servant's heart, we strive to enable those we serve to find hope and empower them to live each day to the fullest. Through people such as yourself, fellow human beings, whether patient or family member, are given the opportunity to regain their quality of life. We demonstrate compassion, supporting them so they do not walk alone. We companion with them in their journey, learning ourselves and realizing one day, their journey will be our journey.
Matthew's gospel 25:35-46: I was hungry and you gave me food (give the food of human company); thirsty and you gave me to drink (help quench the thirst of a soul in journey); a stranger and you welcomed me (dementia, alzheimer's, old age, end-of-life issues have changed me but can you/will you welcome me?); naked and you clothed me (decline and death try to strip me of my dignity, my humanity will you help cloth me with faith, hope and love); I was sick and you visited me (in my need you bring me the gift of yourself); was in prison and you came to me (when I was home bound, bed bound, imprisoned within myself you tended to me). And the just will ask, Lord, when did we see you this way? And the King will answer them, "Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the lest of my brothers/sisters, you did it to me".
Administrative or non-clinical volunteers can help in a whole host of office/clerical/service opportunities within our organization, and opportunities are constantly being considered and developed. Transportation and a valid driver's license are desirable unless transportation can be provided by another driver. An applicant must complete an Employment Application, pass a background check, drug test, and, if driving, must present valid driver's liscense, proof of insurance and verify being able to be employed or work in the US. All volunteers must complete the company's basic orientation program of with additional educational instructions concerning HIPPA requirements regarding confidentiality. Although most administrative, non-clinical volunteers may be over or 18 years or older, Virginia's Hospice encourages junior administrative volunteers and will consider those who might be in high school looking for a place to gain volunteer hours/experience. With regards junior administrative volunteers, parents/legal guardians must sign along with the volunteer and must be knowledgeable about the basic orientation information along with an undestanding of HIPPA. The volunteer is encouraged to use some or all of the following skills: communication, singing, reading, social interaction and other office/community service skills keeping within the scope of the volunteer guidelines as approved by our administrator and volunteer coordinator. We encourage bring your creativity and energy within our service organization.