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We encourage you to join our “Circle of Caring” by becoming a Cornerstone VNA Volunteer.  We offer a wide variety of opportunities and provide you with an orientation and training program that will give you the information you need to have a rewarding and fulfilling experience as a volunteer.  Scroll down to download our volunteer application or contact our office at 603-332-1133 x 109 for additional information.  Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

Barbara Gammon Receives Joseph D. Vaughan Volunteer Award

Barbara Gammon of Strafford, NH was honored at an award ceremony on May 1, 2017 in Concord, NH. Governor Sununu presented her with the Joseph D. Vaughan Award for her outstanding leadership and volunteer service in Stafford County.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Balance Coach Volunteer

Cornerstone VNA is looking for volunteer coaches to assist in a new program called “A Matter of Balance”.  This program is designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity.  No previous experience is needed to become A Matter of Balance Volunteer Coach and training is minimal.  The training involves a two-day, 4-hour training session, with coach mentor, Katie Michaud, MS, OTR/L of Cornerstone VNA.  Once trained, volunteers will be assigned in pairs to facilitate community Matter of Balance programs that will take place over an 8-week period for 2 hours each week.  Volunteers are asked to facilitate at least two Matter of Balance programs per year.  Click here to learn more or contact Katie Michaud at kmichaud@cornerstonevna.org or 603-332-1133 x186.

Hospice Volunteer

Hospice Volunteers assist caregivers and family members with household chores or simply to provide companionship and respite care for family.  For more information on becoming a Hospice Volunteer, please contact Nancy Nicolazzo at nnicolazzo@cornerstonevna.org or call 603-332-1133 x239.

Office Volunteer

Volunteers give their time to those who are in need in the office. Opportunities may consist of filing, alphabetizing, making charts, assisting with mailings, copying, faxing, making phone calls, data entry and additional responsibilities as assigned.  Time for this opportunity is very flexible to your schedule.  For more information on becoming an Office Volunteer, please contact Ann Vennard at avennard@cornerstonevna.org or call 603-332-1133 x109.

Companion Volunteer

A wonderful opportunity to provide support, respite and friendship to patients, families and caregivers. Give a little piece of your time to help brighten someone’s day. You can choose the time. Companion volunteering is very flexible to your scheduling needs. Share a cup of tea, play a game of cards, or just share some conversation. This volunteer opportunity completes our “Circle of Caring” allowing the patient to remain in the comfort of their home.  For more information on becoming a Companion Volunteer, please contact Ann Vennard at avennard@cornerstonevna.org or call 603-332-1133 x109.

 

Mary Anne Eaton Receives 2016 Volunteer Service Award

Senior Companion Volunteer

The Senior Companion Program is a federally-funded volunteer program. The program’s mission is to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities to active adults age 55 years and older serving home bound elders and adults. Qualifying volunteers must commit to 15 hours per week and will receive a bi-weekly non-taxable stipend. For more information on becoming a Senior Companion call 603-225-3295.

Gil Carr Receives 2016 Volunteer Service Award

 

Volunteer Activities Include:

2012 Spirit of NH Award presented to Senior Companion Karl Bye (2nd from the right)

2012 Spirit of NH Award presented to Senior Companion Karl Bye (2nd from the right)

  • Companionship
  • Conversation
  • Respite Care
  • Prepare snacks
  • Reminisce & look at photos
  • Chronicle Life experiences
  • Review current events
  • Read the newspaper
  • Write letters
  • Provide appointment reminders
  • Assist with recreational activities
      • Take Walks
      • Participate in crafts
      • Do Puzzles
      • Listen to music
      • Play Board Games/Cards
      • Watch TV/Movies
      • Read

Pet Therapy Volunteers

Cornerstone VNA is currently seeking volunteers with certified therapy dogs to provide home visits to homebound seniors and disabled adults.  The new pet therapy volunteer opportunity is a wonderful way for volunteers and their dogs to provide support and friendship to patients and community members.  All therapy dogs and handlers must be certified through Therapy Dogs International or similar organization and are asked to commit to volunteering at least 2 hours once a week. To learn more about becoming a Pet Therapy Volunteer, please contact Ann Vennard at 603-332-1133 x109, avennard@cornerstonevna.org or download our Pet Therapy Volunteer Program Information Sheet.

Volunteer Applications

Please click on the appropriate volunteer application below to download the form.  The form can be completed on your computer or by hand.

Office and Companion Volunteer Application

Office and Companion Volunteer Application

Pet Therapy Volunteer Application

Hospice Volunteer Application

Hospice Volunteer Application