Compassus Hospice
Veteran Hospice Volunteer
Company: Compassus Hospice
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Location: 4242 Piedras Drive East, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX, 78228
Project Details

The Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program aims to pair recruited veteran volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as veterans. Veteran volunteers are important because they are able to form a camaraderie with veteran patients that can help eliminate the stoicism and secrecy that veteran patients often develop from having served in the armed forces.

Veteran Volunteers can help by:

  • Assist veterans in reminiscing/telling life stories
  • Educate and assist patients in receiving veteran benefits
  • Take part in pinning ceremonies or distribute certificates for Veteran’s Day and other recognition events
  • Friendly visits
  • Improve communication within families
  • Assist in replacing lost medals
  • Provide respite for caregivers
  • Read to patients
  • Veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each veteran patient allowing them to become an essential piece in the delivery of quality end-of-life care.

    General requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Category
    Seniors
    Skills Area
    People Skills