Volunteers make vital contributions throughout our entire organization every day. In 2015, more than 600 VNSNY volunteers provided over 35,000 hours of services. In doing so, they made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of patients, including some of our must vulnerable children and their families, as well as homebound patients.
VNSNY’s volunteers help out with a wide range of activities, from visiting hospice patients to data entry to knitting scarves and sweaters for our patients. They also share their time and talents with every department in our organization.
Some of the opportunities for volunteers include:
We take special care to match our volunteers’ interests and abilities with the needs of our patients and our organization. We provide the support and training necessary for you to have a rewarding experience. There are volunteer opportunities in all five boroughs, as well as in Nassau County.
To find out more about how you can become a volunteer, please contact the VNSNY Office of Volunteer Services at 1-212-609-1570 or email us.
VNSNY’s Hospice Care volunteers are an integral part of the success of our program. They work alongside trained staff, visiting patients and families, creating art at the bedside, or holding vigils for patients who are nearing the end of life without family around them. We welcome you to join us!
The VNSNY CHOICE Adult Day Center in Woodside, Queens, provides a supportive and supervised program for the frail elderly and those with memory loss. Volunteers provide companionship and assistance with a wide variety of recreational activities, such as art, music, jewelry making, Wii computer games, gardening, bingo, and exercise. If you have any activity ideas, we also welcome your suggestions!
The Center is open weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and volunteer days and hours are flexible with your schedule. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Center or to schedule an interview, please contact Anne Lorenzetti, Volunteer Coordinator, at 1-718-888-6763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.