Volunteer Veterans Needed

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: Compassus Hospice

State: VA

Contact: alexandra.beichler@compassus.com
Alex Beichler
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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メ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.

Matching Interests: Seniors

This volunteer listing is provided by AARP's Create the Good. Visit Create The Good to search more volunteer opportunities or post your own opportunity.

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