Our Veteran Volunteers love to visit with our Veteran patients in senior communities or in their private homes. No one is better equipped to converse with our beloved Veterans than a comrade. Nationwide one out of every four patients in hospice is a Veteran, so there is a great need for Veteran Volunteers. No experience is required beyond a heart for a fellow Veteran. Our office does very well educating our Veterans during the Volunteer Training before matching you with patients in our community. Many Veterans have experienced more than most people in ten lifetimes. They may have experienced trauma. When they feel that they cannot communicate with the civilian population they carry all that weight alone. However, when a Veteran Volunteer begins to visit with another Veteran and learn how to talk to let the other person speak their truth at their own pace, some of that burden can be shared.
I have witnessed our Veteran Volunteers and they do an awesome job at being good listeners. They are skilled and capable to do tasks such as being a Bereavement Volunteer or 11th Hour Volunteer. They know how to build good relationships, how to relate to people, and so forth. Veteran-to-Veteran communication is the most rewarding thing they share with each other.
Heart ‘n Home offices have outstanding Veterans Volunteers that spend many hours at our Veterans’ bedside. We are so grateful for their service and graciousness to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to us for more information.
Caldwell Volunteer Coordinator
Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC