Celebrating the Gifts of Hospice Volunteers

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Honors its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 17 – 23

National Volunteer Week provides the opportunity to recognize the millions of Americans who provide volunteer service in communities across the country. At CVNA more than 52 trained volunteers give selflessly to help people with a serious or life-limiting illness and their families. Our volunteers are making a difference by providing everything from companionship for patients, respite for family caregivers and loved ones, making calls to those who are bereaved and experiencing grief and helping with administrative and fundraising tasks. 

Volunteers are an essential part of the team at CVNA.  They enable CVNA to provide the best care possible to patients and families. By sharing their time, energy, and expertise, our volunteers bring compassion and caring to the lives of those in need. We celebrate them not only during National Volunteer Week but every day.

It is federally mandated under Medicare that five percent of all patient care hours in hospice be provided by trained volunteers, reflecting the vital role that volunteers play in the provision of care. But even if the integration of volunteers was not required, we would still consider them critical members of our team. Our community is a better, more compassionate place because of their service. 

Interested in learning more about hospice or volunteer opportunities, please visit vnacolorado.org/volunteer/.