Volunteering with Visiting Nurse|Hospice Atlanta is a great way to feel a part of your community! When you choose to give of your time and service to our VNHS community, know that you are giving back to the community, building new relationships, and supporting our mission and services. Visiting Nurse and Hospice Atlanta are grateful to our volunteers who contribute to the success our programs!
Ways you can volunteer
Visit with patients and families in their homes
Listen to their stories, read to them or pray with them–be a friend on their journey and provide a comforting presence. At a patient’s home, you can provide caregiver respite, companionship to the patient or caregiver, or run errands.
Visit with a Veteran As a proud national hospice partner with We Honor Veterans, Visiting Nurse Health System is committed to providing end-of-life care that meets the unique needs of our Nation’s Veterans and their families. Veterans enjoy sharing their stories with volunteer companions who have also served.
Play with a Patient’s Pet
Help our hospice patients and their dogs and cats stay together in the place they call home, through our Pet Peace of Mind program. Through this program, we are able to provide services such as pet sitting, grooming, picking up and delivering food and supplies, transporting pets, changing the litter box, and taking them for walks.
Assist our Bereavement Team
Support our bereavement team by helping with mailings, calls to loved ones, and participate in support services after a patient has died.
Spend a weekend at camp Camp STARS, a bereavement camp for families offered two weekends a year, provides a safe environment for children and adults to share their feelings and learn how to grieve in an emotionally healthy way. Volunteers help with various fun activities at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA
Support VNHS’ Community Education Program: Speaker’s Bureau We have an educational series focused on key healthcare topics for our community organizations, including senior centers, doctors’ offices, clubs, civic groups or houses of worship.
Volunteer for a VNHS Event
Is event planning your superpower? Support our event team host events for our caregivers and our community. Bring your event planning talents, resources and relationships to help grow our mission!
To learn more about these two event opportunities, please email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 404-215-6000.
Patient Care Administrative Support Assemble care packages for Community Care clients/members in CCSP, SOURCE, and HCBS Help our our patients, clients and members by assembling our Start of Care packets that go directly to their homes. Visiting Nurse Health System serves our community that may have functional impairments and live on a fixed/limited income. And with your help, our patients/clients/members can better maintain their hygiene, health, and dignity.
We are currently in need of:
Adult undergarment care packages – diapers and pull-ups/briefs in sizes Adult Small to Adult 3X, male and female (**Must be in original sealed packaging)
Ensure/Glucerna care packages – all flavors, non-refrigerated
Toiletry care packages – toothbrushes, toothpaste, unscented lotions, body wash, wipes, hand sanitizer; emery board and nail clippers, sugar free cough drops, unscented lip balm, unscented deodorant (non-aerosol), Kleenex
Healthy non-perishable food care packages – low-sodium soups/vegetables, fruit in own juice, granola bars, canned tuna/chicken, brown rice, etc.
For more information, please email Visiting Nurse’s Community Care Division.
How to volunteer
Our hospice volunteer coordinator carefully matches your interests, area of expertise or special skills with the needs of our patients. No hands-on care or previous experience is necessary, but we do require you to attend a training, orientation session, and complete a background check and TB screening.
If you have questions about our volunteer programs or your assignment please email our volunteer coordinator Barbara Moore or call her at (404)869-3000.