What does your hospital visitor do?
Volunteers are at their stations every day in the V.A. Hospitals or State Veterans Homes. They take your place at the bedside of hospitalized veterans.
- to pay a comforting visit in the name of Freemasonry;
- to act as a "personal shopper" for bedridden patients;
- to purchase items for patients recommended by the Hospital staff, but not obtainable through regular hospital facilities.
- to assist in procuring "vital statistics" documents, such as birth or marriage certificates to provide notary public services, particularly for patients confined to their beds
- to arrange or furnish emergency transportation to a patient's home
- to secure clothing for a needy patient, sometimes for his family
- to counsel with a patient and his family, if it doesn't conflict with hospital procedures
- to help arrange religious, entertainment and recreational activities for all patents.
They are the Liaison between you (the lodge) and your hospitalized Brother. They keep the Brother and his Lodge in touch with each other.
Wherever possible, they organize the assistance of local Masons to serve the patients as volunteer visitors.
YOUR Masonic Service Association Volunteer is your representative, your public relations officer in the great labor of love carried on by volunteer agencies in Veterans Hospitals and in State Veterans Homes nationwide.