Volunteer Opportunity

Friendly Visitor Hospice Volunteers for Companionship - Queens.Bronx.Staten Island.Brooklyn.Manhattan

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near New York, NY
New
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Start Date
April 26, 2024
3:00 PM EDT
End Date
April 27, 2025
8:00 PM EDT
Time Commitment
A few hours per month
Recurrence
Recurring
Benefits
Training Provided

Description

Friendly Visitor Hospice Volunteers for Companionship - Queens.Bronx.Staten Island.Brooklyn.Manhattan

*VNS Health was formerly the Visiting Nurse Service of New York

The role of the VNS Health Hospice Care Volunteer is that of a professional friendly visitor, providing a supportive, caring presence for patients, caregivers & families. Our goal is to provide comfort, care and compassion to our patients & families during what is often a difficult time.

Some of the ways that volunteers help, include: visiting to ease social isolation, providing companionship & socialization, being an active listener, reading aloud, listening to music, playing games, providing a quiet presence, helping with organizational projects and more.

Volunteers with special skills, such as singing, playing musical instruments, hairstyling, cosmetology, pet therapy, etc. are also needed. We are also seeking multilingual volunteers in all boroughs.

*VNS Health was formerly the Visiting Nurse Service of New York

The role of the VNS Health Hospice Care Volunteer is that of a professional friendly visitor, providing a supportive, caring presence for patients, caregivers & families…

Location

On-site

All Five Boroughs - Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan

New York, NY, United States
Directions

Volunteers visit patients wherever the patient calls home. Volunteers opt for the location(s) of their choice within the five boroughs of NYC - Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island & Manhattan. Special need for volunteers in outer boroughs.

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

To learn more, please contact hospicevolunteerservices@vnshealth.org

General Requirements

  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum of 1-2 hrs/week for one year
  • Initial phone screen, background check, medical clearance, training sessions, references, additional paperwork, etc.
  • Volunteers visit patients wherever the patients call home
  • Volunteer chooses the area(s) where they are available - Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island &/or Manhattan

**Please indicate in which borough(s) you would like to visit patients

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