Volunteer Program & Services

VNA Philadelphia Hospice invites you to join our team of Volunteers who provide caring support to patients and their families. Our Volunteers receive comprehensive training that includes Understanding the Hospice Concept of Care, Family Dynamics, Communication & Listening Skills, Spirituality, and Grief and Loss.  After completing training, Volunteers choose how much time they can share. As they help people to live to their fullest while navigating a life-limiting illness, Volunteers often express a sense of fulfillment, and a greater appreciation for what is truly important in life.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Community Volunteer

Visit patients in their home, a skilled nursing facility or long term care facility to provide companionship, conversation or quiet presence, and provide respite opportunities for caregivers.

  • Inpatient Unit Volunteer

Visit patients in our 15-bed Inpatient Unit and put your listening skills to work, read to patients, sit quietly at bedside, or bake cookies in our family room kitchen.

  • Bereavement Volunteer

Communicate with bereaved caregivers or family members to ascertain how they are adjusting after their loss. This can be done in our office or from home.

  • Office / Administrative Volunteer

Assist office staff with mailings, admission packets, alphabetical sorting, and other associated duties.

  • Crafting Volunteer

Create heart pillows for bereaved families; knit, crochet or sew lap robes for those who stay in our Inpatient Unit.

  • Special Events Volunteer

Participate in our memorial services, Tree Lighting Ceremony in December, or Butterfly Release/Community Event in the spring.

  • Certified Therapy Dog Volunteer

Visit patients, family members and staff in our Inpatient Unit with your certified Therapy Dog. Or the two of you can participate in our special events throughout the year.

  • Inpatient Unit Licensed Barber/Hairdresser

Help patients look and feel better by offering a good haircut or a shave.

  • Food Delivery Volunteer
           Deliver fresh produce and frozen meals to our patients in the community.

VNA Philadelphia is in need of Spanish speaking Volunteers to provide support for our non-English speaking patients in the community and in our Inpatient Unit.  Please consider sharing a bit of your time with one of our families. Volunteer training is available throughout the year.

To learn more about our Volunteer Program please sign up here or call the Volunteer office at 215-581-2326 or email nomeally@vnaphilly.org