At Granite VNA, there are volunteer opportunities for everyone. Volunteers are key members of our team and give back through a variety of roles.
For more information on how you can make an impact in your community as a Granite VNA Volunteer, please contact:
Lisa Challender (Greater Capital Region) at (603) 224-4093, ext. 82826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Macdonald (Lakes Region) at (603) 224-4093, ext. 62378 or email@example.com
Volunteer Opportunities Include
In-Home Patient Companionship and Caregiver Respite
This is a very in-demand need for the agency as most patients wish to die in their own homes and their caregivers need respite to take care of medical appointments or just to get out of the house to meet a friend.
Supporting Community Health programs (additional training needed)
Volunteers receive additional training to be facilitators for "A Matter of Balance," Live Well, Be Well, and Aging Mastery Program®.
Companionship for Long-Term Care Facility Patients
Volunteers generally visit patients weekly in long-term care facilities for companionship and socialization. Shifts are flexible and can be made around volunteer availability.
Volunteers provide one-on-one support to newly bereaved caregivers in their homes. Additional training provided for volunteers who are interested in helping co-facilitate one of our bereavement support groups.
Companionship for Hospice House Patients
Volunteers visit patients to provide companionship and a supportive presence.
Hospice House Greeter
Volunteers provide a warm and caring presence for families as they are greeted and screened as necessary. They are truly the "faces of Hospice House."
Hospice House Garden Assistance
Volunteers assist with spring/fall annual plantings as well as ongoing Susan McLane Memorial Garden upkeep during the spring and summer months.
Hospice House Meal Support
Volunteers support the House Cook with food preparation, some baking and cooking, as well as maintenance of the kitchen. Shifts are available evenings and weekends.
Hospice House Grocery Shopping
Volunteers provide support to the Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinators as well as the Operations staff. Volunteers should be comfortable using computers and have some familiarity or willingness to learn Microsoft Word and Excel. They also assist with mailings, copying, and filing for a variety of agency departments.
Volunteers provide companionship and a quiet presence to patients who are anxious or actively dying.
Hairdresser (certification required)
Volunteers provide hair washing, styling, and cutting in patient homes and at Hospice House.
Volunteers provide massage or Reiki to patients in facilities and in their homes.
Certified Music Practitioner (certification required)
Certified Music Practitioners provide therapeutic music to patients and families at Hospice House, in long-term care facilities, and in patient homes.
Volunteers work with patients, families, and bereaved individuals to offer alternative avenues to express hopes, dreams, and fears around death and dying. Experience providing expressive arts projects or willingness to research and take an active role in developing these avenues is desired.
Volunteers assist in checking in patients at area flu clinics. Additional training is provided.
Annual Hospice Lights, Life and Memories
Volunteers assist with testing, packaging, and delivering candles as part of the Hospice Lights, Life and Memories awareness campaign. Time commitment is November - January.
Hospice House Music for Patients
Volunteers provide music at Hospice House and may work with individual patients as needed. Volunteers may also provide music at various memorial services during the year. Currently, no wind instruments or singing in patient rooms is being offered.
Pet Therapy (certification required)
Volunteers must have therapy dog certification from organizations that provide insurance for pets.
Annual Memorial Service
Volunteers greet and check in attendees as well as help with set up and clean up.
Veterans from all branches of services along with others who are passionate about supporting veterans at end of life. Various opportunities available from one time "pinning services" to ongoing one-on-one veteran patient