Volunteers are the Center of the VNA
Volunteers are a key resource for the VNA. More than 300 dedicated individuals generously donate their time and talent to assist in various aspects of the VNA. There are a range of responsibilities the covers the various areas of volunteering. Whether it is interacting with patients, being an extra hand in the VNA Hospice House, providing assistance around the office, or providing support in our hospice thrift stores, volunteers can be found in all aspects of our organization.
Working with Patients
These volunteers are often found providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support in homes throughout Indian River County as well as in area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and at the VNA Hospice House – they offer respite care, help run errands, provide transportation or just visit with patients and families. In addition to providing support in a patient’s home, there are various aspects for volunteers who wish to work with patients and their families.
Vigil Volunteers Hospice House Volunteers Bereavement Volunteers Administrative Support For more information about VNA volunteer opportunities, contact Tracey Soethe at 772.978.5553.
Volunteers provide comfort, compassion, and support to families during the final twenty-four to forty-eight of a patient’s life. This is often the time when families need reassurance from a volunteer. Sitting with a patient and holding a hand can help. Our Vigil Volunteers receive additional training to prepare them for their role.
Volunteer roles at the VNA Hospice House include serving as patient companions and family liaisons as well as assisting with kitchen duties, administrative support, gardening, entertainment or transportation.
Sometimes reaching the simple act of reaching out can go a long way. Bereavement volunteers assist with the telephone calls to offer support to survivors after the loss of their loved one.
There are times when VNA associates could use an extra set of hands around the office. Volunteers can assist with the day-to-day administrative duties such as filing, data entry, mailings, and reception duties.
VNA Hidden Treasures Hospice thrift stores rely on volunteers to help support the day-to-day activities of the store. Sorting through donations, tagging merchandise, running the cash register, and assisting customers are just some of the way volunteers help keep the store going. The stores are located in Vero Beach and Sebastian, and Proceeds from the stored help VNA Hospice provide care for Indian River County patients with life-limiting illnesses and also support the day-to-day operating expenses of the VNA Hospice House.
Hospice House Volunteers
For more information about VNA volunteer opportunities, contact Tracey Soethe at 772.978.5553.