Volunteers at VNA
2020 Volunteer of the Year
VNA is thrilled to recognize Julia Salamone as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Julia is the founder of the Time to Care program, ensuring that our most vulnerable community members are comforted and less isolated during these difficult times. Click here to learn more about the program’s accomplishments and here to volunteer.
Patient, selfless, enthusiastic, devoted…these are just some of the words used to describe Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ (VNA) volunteers. Volunteerism is an essential part of VNA, enabling our agency to serve the community in personal, unique ways.
Specially trained VNA Hospice volunteers can be found visiting with hospice patients and their families, providing comfort and compassion during the final stages of life. VNA's House Calls for Groceries volunteers take time from their busy schedules to deliver vital grocery shopping services to homebound residents in Morris County. One may also find VNA volunteers helping at Friendship House, VNA's social adult day care center in Boonton or at VNA's headquarters in Morristown assisting with administrative projects.
“When some people hear about my work with the Hospice, they wonder why I would want to do that. In reality, I’ve volunteered in different settings over the years and this is some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done.”
“I enjoy listening to my elderly clients talk about their life experiences and how the world has changed.”
“I hope I never have to give up one-on-one volunteer work because spending time with VNA clients is the most rewarding and enjoyable role for me.”
“This is a great way for kids to connect with senior citizens,” observed Jenna Salamone, 14, who initially began volunteering with her father, Peter, because she wanted to learn more about the home care visits he makes in his work as a physical therapist. “I’m really enjoying sharing this activity with my dad and getting to know our grocery client. I’ve recommended House Calls for Groceries to a coach for my cheerleading team and others who want to do volunteer work.”
Calling all Students & Adults
Time to Care • VNA Volunteer Program
If you prefer, you can call our Volunteer Coordinator at 973-451-4128 to learn more.