VITAS Healthcare of East BayVITAS Healthcare of East Bay
VITAS Healthcare provides end-of-life care to individuals and their families, recognizing the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing a... Read more
VITAS Healthcare provides end-of-life care to individuals and their families, recognizing 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.
The vitas coordinator is great to work with. Love being able to sew bears that will be loved by a family member. Clothing, pattern and stuffing provided - just add thread, a few notions and your own creativity. Every bear is unique and vitas really shows their appreciation
Because it is a great experience to learn more from others in a health care environment, like why should we help out others. Helping other people is like helping ourselves, no one wants to live in a healthy life in able to have the energy to do things .
by Nesta J. from Walnut Creek, CA
(April 25, 2009)
The volunteer coordinator responded to my inquiry about the Memory Bear program promptly and was very friendly. She sent over some fabric and materials to practice on. I'm no speed-stitcher, but she's been very patient - I'm finally about to finish my sample bear and am looking forward to making a real one! Highly recommend this program, especially for someone who lacks the time, transportation or training for other programs.