Most volunteers feel personally rewarded through offering their time, energy and compassion.  Volunteers are special individuals who give their time and improve the lives of others. The dedicated and trained Hospice Volunteers are an integral part of our VNA Palliative and Hospice teams.  They describe their work as gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful.

Volunteers have unique talents, skills, interests and vary in backgrounds and in age.  Volunteers can help directly support for patients, respite and support for family members, bereavement support programs, administrative/clerical roles, veterans wanting to serve other to veterans during time of illness, and/or with community and fundraising for VNA Palliative and Hospice services.

Learn more about opportunities to volunteer and available trainings, what opportunities are currently open, and volunteer requirements and training by calling our Volunteer coordinator at (831) 751-5500.

Thank you for considering the VNA Hospice Volunteer Program!

Volunteer Opportunities

You have a skill that would be an asset to the VNA Palliative and Hospice programs. We offer opportunities that allow Volunteers to choose and be matched in which they are comfortable, fulfilled and share their special talent.

  • Assisting with office support with VNA & Hospice
  • Reading
  • Providing the comfort of companionship, quiet time or even light touch
  • Vigil support
  • Special volunteer support to patients who are Veterans
  • Community event and fundraising support
  • Learning new skills with our comprehensive training

Hospice Volunteer Art Schuller

Art Shuller is a Hospice volunteer. He offers a compelling story of compassionate care giving and the personal rewards that are realized by the Hospice patient and the volunteer care giver alike. Funded in part by The Cleo Foundation.

Volunteer and Make a Difference with VNA & Hospice

“The hospice team really makes you feel appreciated, valued and included in the patient’s plan of care. I always look forward to my patient visits and love the feeling of being a hospice volunteer. I cannot think of a more rewarding experience”.
-Sarai Felix, VNA & Hospice Visiting Volunteer/CSUMB Graduate

Local hospice services give terminally ill patients a choice

Jerry Flowers at home in Monterey with his daughter, Vicki Cooper. Flowers began hospice care with the VNA on April 22. His wife, Tokiko Takahashi Flowers, passed away 10 years ago in VNA Hospice. Vern Fisher
– Monterey Herald

For more information or to speak to our supervisor of volunteer programs,please contact us at: (831) 648-3790 ext. 4515 or email us at

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