Volunteer And Join The Circle Of Caring At Cornerstone VNA

Cornerstone VNA is currently seeking individuals in the community to join their “Circle of Caring” by becoming a volunteer.  Cornerstone VNA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including companion, senior companion, and hospice and office volunteers and provides an orientation and training program to ensure a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

According to Erika Lee, Assistant Director of Advancement and Volunteer Coordinator, “Our greatest need at this time is to increase the number of Companion and Senior Companion Volunteers in order to support the growing number of volunteer requests from our patients and members of the community. Being a companion volunteer is a very rewarding experience and it enriches the lives of others as well as lives of our volunteers.”

Companion Volunteers provide much needed support, respite and friendship to patients, families and caregivers. This volunteer opportunity decreases loneliness for home bound patients and community members and allows them to remain within the comfort of their home. Lee explains, “Our volunteers can brighten someone’s day just by visiting as little as two hours each week. They can share a cup of tea, play a game of cards, or just share some conversation”.

Through a partnership with NH Senior Companion Program, Cornerstone VNA is also recruiting Senior Companion Volunteers, which is a federally-funded program.  The mission of the program is to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities to active adults age 55 years and older serving home bound elders and adults. NH Senior Companions must meet income eligibility requirements and be willing to commit to serving 15 hours each week. In return, NH Senior Companions receive a small hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, and paid leave.

For more information on becoming a Cornerstone VNA Volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 603-332-1133, ext. 203 or e-mail elee@cornerstonevna.org. Additional information can be found on-line at www.cornerstonevna.org/volunteer/

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