Join Our Team - Volunteer

You can make a difference- one life at a time

 

Hold a hand. Use a computer. Plan a fundraiser. Address envelopes. Feed a pet. Files papers. Bake a cake.  Make phone calls. Listen to cherished memories. Pat a shoulder. Give a hug. Touch a heart.

 

Wherever you choose to volunteer at Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice, there's a place for you. Whether you want to work directly with patients and families or in another role, you can make a big difference in someone's life, including your own.

Patient / Family Support
Enhance the quality of life for, patients and their families in their homes or in a facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility:

  • Provide companionship, a listening ear and practical assistance.
  • Befriend patients by sharing hobbies, reading to them and offering emotional support.
  • Help caregivers, do light housekeeping or yard work and sitting with patients to give caregivers a respite (break).

Blue Water Hospice Home
Give comfort and care to patients at our 12-bed in-patient care facility.   Volunteers work in various shifts to:

  • Support and reassure family members
  • Greet visitors at the front desk
  • Assist in preparing/serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Provide companionship to patients including reading a book or writing a note

Clerical Support

Volunteers play a key role in providing clerical assistance to the agency by assisting in things such as:

  • Data entry
  • Mailings and photocopying
  • Fundraising activities
  • Assembling patient information packets

What is Your Specialty or Talent?
We can also create volunteer opportunities, based on your skills, talent and expertise – such as music, pet care, hair stylist, massage therapist, gardening, writing, or photography. If you have the enthusiasm, we have a place for you!

At Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice, we invest in our volunteers. If you are interested in serving, we’d appreciate the opportunity to talk with you personally. All our volunteers are carefully screened through a criminal background check, motor vehicle report, and personal references.  We provide orientation and specialized training to equip you for your position along with ongoing training and support to help you grow the gifts you share with our patients. Call our Volunteer Coordinator at 810-984-4131 to get started today!


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