Volunteers at VNA
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.
Volunteers may also give back from the comfort of their home by helping with administrative tasks such as assembling admission packets.
For client and volunteer safety, VNA requires that all volunteers be vaccinated.
“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.”
“When I saw the VNA’s request for grocery shopping volunteers in my church bulletin, I remembered my own father and decided to get involved. In his later years, he’d often wonder aloud how other elderly people who didn’t have a daughter to help could handle everyday tasks.”
If you prefer, you can call our Volunteer Coordinator at 973-451-4128 to learn more.