Volunteer

There is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). Our volunteers share in the Mission of the VNA and are a vital part of our agency. They contribute valuable assistance to support health care in our community. When you volunteer, you see first-hand how the VNA of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is helping to improve lives and create lasting change in our community.

Current Hospice Volunteer Opportunities

  • Bereavement Volunteer – These volunteers assist the Bereavement Coordinator by providing follow-up support and contact with families whose loved one has died. This includes making phone calls, sending notes and may also help with the facilitation of support groups.
  • Complementary Therapy Volunteer – This is done by volunteers who have s specialized training in Complementary therapies such as Healing Touch massage therapy, Reiki, music therapy, pet therapy or other modalities. Certification in the specific modality is required.
  • Direct Care Volunteer – This volunteer visits the patient/family on a regular basis until the patient’s death. The volunteer provides support services which may include but are not limited to: companionship (visiting, reading to, letter writing, playing games such as cards, chess, backgammon, going on outings or for walks, providing emotional support), short-term respite care (stays with patient to relieve caregiver for short periods), shopping assistance, meal preparation or assistance, light housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, taking out trash, water plants, do dishes).
  • 11th Hour Volunteer – This volunteer is assigned to patients who are actively dying to provide support to patients/families. The volunteer is contacted on an as needed basis and may be asked if they can help with various activities outside of normal visit hours.  Additional training is required.
  • Special Events Volunteer – This volunteer assists the VNA staff with special events such as speaking engagements, fundraising, and event promotion.
  • Other services are utilized based on the volunteers gifts and skills and client and family needs and interests.

Join us and discover how rewarding it can be. If you would like to be a part of the VNA volunteer team, please contact us at 513-345-8010.