Hospice Volunteer Opportunties
Volunteer opportunities are available now!
Memoir MakerOffice Support Special Projects
Companion/respite volunteers provide on-going support and reassurance to patients and their families residing at home or skilled nursing facilities. Respite care allows caregivers to take care of necessary errands, get some time away or just take a nap. However, many times the most important thing the volunteer offers is the gift of their presence.
Many of our patients or their caregivers are unable to perform light housekeeping activities. As a volunteer, you would perform "light" duties such as vacuuming, laundry, dusting and meal preparation.
A bereavement volunteer works closely with the professional staff providing support to the family for 13 months after their loved one has died. A volunteer could assist with phone calls, help with the mailing of bereavement materials or lend a helping hand at our annual memorial service.
Help our patients leave a lasting memory for their families by writing their "memoir". Memoir Maker volunteers interview patients about the important moments of their lives and weave them into a document that will be cherished for generations.
Be part of an office team! Volunteers provide administrative support through activities such as making phone calls, filing, preparing mailings and putting together training manuals.
VNA has several special projects throughout the year including fundraising, events, activities and projects. Please contact the volunteeer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn of current opportunities.
Volunteering is a serious commitment.
We ask everyone to wait for at least one year after experiencing a loss before applying to become a volunteer. We have found that it takes this long to live with one’s own grief before truly being able to help others.
You will need to participate in a free, comprehensive training, approximatley 6 to 8 hours.
If you will be providing direct patient care, we require you to be able to commit to three hours per week for a minimum of six months.
Please note: A criminal background check is required for all hospice volunteers.
Are You Ready to Volunteer?
1. Download the Volunteer Application now!
2. After reviewing your application, we will call you to set up a telephone interview.
3. Once your application has been accepted, we will let you know the dates of the next available training.