Spanish-Speaking Hospice Volunteers - Visiting Nurse Service of NY

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Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care

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Visiting Nurse Service of NY

Background: Established in 1893, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system in the United States, providing home health care services in the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Westchester counties.

The VNSNY Hospice Care volunteer’s role is to be a supportive, caring person to the patient, their caregiver and family. Our goal is to provide comfort, care and choice to our patients and their families during this difficult time in their lives. Some of the ways that volunteers help includes visiting to ease social isolation, calling caregivers and families to offer emotional support, reading, listening to music, playing games, knitting, helping patients write memoirs and more. Volunteers with special skills, such as singing, massage or hairstyling are also needed. Bilingual Volunteers are also needed in all boroughs. VNSNY Hospice Care provides expert, compassionate care for individuals and families living with progressive, serious illness at the end of life.

We are the resource of choice for hospice and palliative care information, education and service for every resident and health care provider in Metropolitan New York. For more information, go to our VNSNY Hospice Volunteering website at

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About Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care


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

Mission Statement

At VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, our goal is to improve the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community.


The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care team provides physical, emotional and spiritual help to individuals and their families to improve the quality of life at the end of life.

VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care offers services at home, in nursing homes, at our inpatient unit and in our hospice residence.


We'll work with your schedule.


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



  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1-2 hrs/week for minimum 1 year
  • Initial Phone interview, Background Check, Medical clearance, Attending training sessions

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