Hospice care from VNSNY aims to provide compassionate and skilled care to patients and their families. To help us achieve this goal, the support of our volunteers is key. As a VNSNY Hospice volunteer, you can help serve patients and their families directly by:
Volunteers are the heart of our hospice 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.
Bronx and Upper Manhattan: Alison Reynoso at 1-718-536-7027
Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn: Melissa Cambio at 1-718-370-4307
Queens and the Haven: Gail Sirota at 1-718-888-6967