VETERAN TO VETERAN

Company: Homeland Hospice
Contact: Laurie Murry
Contact Phone: (717) 409-8882
Contact Email: lmurry@homelandhospice.org
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Address: 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270
City: Harrisburg
State: PA
Zip Code: 17110


Veteran volunteers play a critical role in Homeland Hospice’s services. When a veteran volunteer is “matched” with a veteran hospice patient with many of the same interests, background, and experience, a camaraderie is formed. Through this relationship, the culture of stoicism and secrecy that is ingrained in soldiers through military training may dissolve and the resulting trust can allow for life review and healing. The relationship created between Veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.

Veteran Volunteers can:
• Meet with a patient one-on-one to provide support and companionship;
• Assist the Hospice team in recognizing our Veterans for their military service through ceremonies;
• Speak with veteran organizations about the benefits of volunteering with hospice;
• Assist in collecting stories from veterans so the experiences are not forgotten or lost.

Homeland Hospice offers a self-study Hospice Orientation program so you can train as it fits your schedule. Background check and two-step PPD (TB test) are required; costs are covered by Homeland Hospice.

Contact Laurie Murry, Volunteer Coordinator, at 717-409-8882 for more information.