Who: VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, welcomes individuals interested in volunteer opportunities in Miami-Dade County. Hospice volunteers make a difference for people at the end of their life journey, filling the gap between loved ones and professional caregivers.
What: VITAS volunteers are part of a multidisciplinary team of caregivers that include a doctor, nurse, aide, chaplain and social worker. Volunteers receive free and comprehensive training before being assigned a volunteer job, where they learn hospice philosophy, caring for the terminally ill, grief and loss education, and more. VITAS offers hospice volunteer opportunities that allow individuals to choose a role in which they feel comfortable and fulfilled.
Where: Opportunities are available across Miami-Dade County.
When: Volunteer opportunities are scheduled based on volunteer availability.
Contact: For more details, call Cathy Agosti, Volunteer Services Manager, at (954) 588-6797.
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 44 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 11,621 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 29 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 third quarter of 2017, VITAS reported an average daily census of 16,726. Visit http://www.vitas.com.