Many people who see the impact of VNA Hospice Care want to lend their time and energy as a Volunteer. At VNA, we have a wide variety of opportunities for Volunteers, from working directly with patients to participating in fundraising opportunities.
Direct Patient Care Volunteers provide friendly visits, caregiver relief and assistance with errands.
Bereavement Volunteers provide support after the death of the patient through phone calls, visits, hosting luncheons and facilitating support groups.
11th Hour Volunteers stay with the patient and family when death is imminent, remain with the family when death has occurred and assist the VNA nurse as he or she makes the death pronouncement.
Administrative Volunteers assist with clerical duties and provide administrative support to VNA.
Sewing Projects for VNA Hospice Care patients include lap blankets and positioning pillows. Volunteers provide materials to make the blankets and pillows. Other sewing projects include the Memory Bear keepsake, made of fabric from a piece of clothing worn by the patient. Volunteers provide all other supplies needed to complete the keepsake, such as thread and batting.
Light Up a Life Volunteers help individuals during the holiday season as they search for meaningful ways to remember loved ones who have died. Volunteers assist with preparing materials for mailing, tracking donations, hand- lettering doves and putting up and taking down the holiday tree. Volunteers from VNA’s Denton County office also staff their area’’s Holiday Tree located in Golden Triangle Mall.
Pet Therapy volunteers visit our patients for improvement in quality of life. Our patients and their families will appreciate your outreach and compassion. Our hospice patients are often unable to care for an animal despite having had them in the past or being an animal lover. The owner/handler will need to be trained and credentialed as a hospice volunteer as well. Animals must be current on vaccines, pet therapy certification and insurance.
*VNA encourages family members to wait a minimum of one year following the death of a loved one before volunteering as a Hospice Patient Care Volunteer or Bereavement Support Volunteer.
To volunteer for our Hospice Program, contact Laura Kaiser:
(972) 533-4639 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is an interest form for hospice volunteers. Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We will be in touch with you upon receipt.