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Friendly Visitor Hospice Volunteers for Companionship

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ORGANIZATION: VNS Health - Hospice Care (formerly Visiting Nurse Service of New York)

  • 236 people are interested

The role of the VNS Health Hospice Care Volunteer is that of a professional friendly visitor, providing a supportive, caring presence for patients, caregivers & families. Our goal is to provide comfort, care and compassion to our patients & families during what is often a difficult time.

Some of the ways that volunteers help, include: visiting to ease social isolation, providing companionship & socialization, being an active listener, reading aloud, listening to music, playing games, providing a quiet presence, helping with organizational projects and more.

Volunteers with special skills, such as singing, playing musical instruments, hairstyling, cosmetology, pet therapy, etc. are also needed. We are also seeking multilingual volunteers in all boroughs.

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About VNS Health - Hospice Care (formerly Visiting Nurse Service of New York)


220 East 42nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017, US

Mission Statement

VNS Health: Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost-effective health care in the home and community.


VNS Health Hospice: Comfort, relief, and peace of mind - that’s what you can expect with hospice care from VNS Health.

As you or your loved one faces an advanced illness, you can count on VNS Health. From pain and symptom management, to time with family and friends, to emotional support and spiritual care, the VNS Health Hospice Care team is your trusted partner.

VNS Health Hospice Care provides expert, compassionate care for individuals and families living with progressive, serious illness at the end of life.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Any NYC Borough - Bronx, Bklyn, MH, Queens, SIVolunteer's ChoiceNew York, NY 10001



  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1-2 hrs/week for minimum 1 year
  • Initial phone screen, background check, medical clearance, training sessions, references, additional paperwork, etc.

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