Give Back to Veterans: Be a Volunteer Caregiver

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The Voluntary Service Caregiver Support Program at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is seeking volunteers in the local community who would like to give back to our local Veterans by becoming a volunteer caregiver.

The volunteer will visit the homebound Veteran once or twice a week for a few hours, providing companionship and compassionate support while allowing the Veteran’s primary caregiver to take time off to complete necessary errands or just enjoy a period of rest and relaxation. The volunteer will interact with the Veteran by playing games, working on craft projects, listening to music, reading aloud, watching movies and many other activities depending on the Veteran’s condition.

The program’s ultimate goal is to provide Veterans a high quality of life by allowing them to stay at home with their family as long as possible. In doing this, everyone involved – Veteran, caregiver and volunteer – get so much more out of the program than they ever thought possible.

Interested volunteers must be 18 years of age and will need to complete caregiver support training.  If you are interested in serving our nation’s Veterans as a volunteer caregiver, please contact Kellen Palmer, Voluntary Service Caregiver Support Program Coordinator, at 918-577-3236 or via email at [email protected].

 

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