VITAS Healthcare Hosts Orientation Class for Hospice Volunteers
Saturday, 06/16/2018 – 06/16/2018 08:30 am – 05:00 pm
1901 South Congress Ave., Suite 420,
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
What: VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is offering an orientation class for new volunteers in the Boynton Beach area. Volunteers receive a free and comprehensive training, where they learn hospice philosophy, caring for the terminally ill, grief and loss education, and more. A meal will be provided at the orientation.
Upon completing the orientation, volunteers are given the opportunity to choose the role in which they feel comfortable and fulfilled. Roles of the hospice volunteers include visiting patients in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities to offer companionship, run errands and help in other meaningful ways.
Who: VITAS Healthcare welcomes individuals interested in volunteer opportunities in the Boynton Beach area. Hospice volunteers make a difference for people at the end of their life journey, filling the gap between loved ones and professional caregivers.
Where: VITAS Office, 1901 South Congress Ave., Suite 420, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426.
When: The training is on Saturday, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are then scheduled based on volunteer availability.
Contact: To RSVP by June 13th call Patricia Powell at 561.731.6203 or email Patricia.Powell1@VITAS.com. For more information about becoming a VITAS volunteer, visit www.vitas.com/volunteer.
About VITAS Healthcare
VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 45 hospice programs in 14 states and the District of Columbia. (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 11,765 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 28 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the first quarter of 2018, VITAS reported an average daily census of 17,380. Visit www.vitas.com.