Hospice Volunteer Opportunities

End-of-life care from VNSNY aims to provide compassionate and skilled care to terminally ill patients and their families. To help us successfully achieve this goal, the support of our volunteers is key. As a volunteer for end-of-life care from VNSNY, you can help serve terminally ill patients and their families directly by:

  • Providing companionship in the home or nursing home
  • Calling newly admitted patients and making bereavement calls
  • Assisting with office activities in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens & Brooklyn
  • Contributing to the newsletter and helping organize events
  • Making holiday outreach calls to patients
  • Helping with fundraising
  • Helping patients and their families create a personal website as an online resource for family and friends
  • Giving haircuts, manicures and massages

Volunteers are the heart of our end-of-life program. They provide that extra level of care and comfort that makes all the difference to patients and families. Volunteering is uniquely challenging and rewarding work. To visit with patients, potential volunteers must attend a twelve-hour training. We offer trainings on weeknights and weekends to accommodate a variety of schedules.

A phone interview and pre-registration are required and help prospective volunteers understand the requirements for volunteering for our end-of-life care program. To get started, check out the training schedule and contact your borough's Volunteer Manager.



For the Bronx and Upper Manhattan please contact Alison Reynoso at 718-536-7027.

For Lower Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn, please contact Melissa Ferrari at 718-370-4307

For Queens and the Haven, please contace Gail Sirota at 718-888-6967.