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VITAS Innovative Hospice Care


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VITAS is looking for more volunteers! If you have some time and want to provide a compassionate presence for a patient and family in hospice care, then we have an opportunity for you! 


What does a VITAS volunteer do? 
 

  • Provide respite (sit with a patient while the caregiver takes a break)
  • Provide companionship and socialization to patients and their families at home or in a nursing home
  • Provide transportation for a patient or family member to appointments
  • Accompany a patient to a church or social event or grocery store
  • Run errands for the patient and family (to the grocery store, drug store, post office)
  • Make phone calls to home bound patients and families, make telephone calls to the bereaved
  • Assist with programs and special events
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    • Complete application process (including references and background check)
    • Complete training (a total of 15 hours, typically offered over a weekend)
    • Complete a 2-step TB test
    • Maintain volunteering commitment for minimum 6 months
    • Have a compassionate presence
    • Minimum age 18 years old
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      This opportunity is sponsored by: VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

       

      We need volunteers who are free at these times
      Evenings  Weekends
      Weekdays   
      This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
      Adults (26-54)  Small Group (2-10)
      Adults (55+)  Unpaid Interns
      Individual  Young Adults (18-25)
      Multi-lingual   

       

      I'm interested in this opportunity

       

      Contact Person:
      Kristi DudashVolunteer Manager(703) 270-4337(email) 
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      Address: 

       1604 Spring Hill Road
      ViennaVA 22182
      This location is handicap accessible
      (See a map)

      Web Site: http://www.vitas.com/Services/LearnAboutHospice/Volunteer...

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