Volunteer—No Cape Required!

You don’t need to leap tall buildings in a single bound to make the world a better place. The RVNAhealth volunteer program offers safe and diverse opportunities for donating time in a way that is purposeful and meaningful for everyday heroes of all ages. Share the gift of your time across our robust organization, or join our ComfortWELL volunteer corps, dedicated to supporting patients and families at end of life.

Hold a hand, walk a dog, stuff an envelope…because even small acts of kindness can have great impact.

Volunteering During COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has created an even greater need for volunteers. RVNAhealth has many volunteer opportunities that allow for social distancing, and we also provide extensive safety training for those interested in patient/family support.  RVNAhealth has been operating every day since the pandemic arrived, and we take health and safety very seriously.  

We Always Have a Need for:

Administrative Support Volunteers: These valuable everyday heroes support RVNAhealth’s daily operations. Assist with light office tasks like organizing and ordering supplies, assembling marketing and new patient materials, and other general office duties. This vital work supports all that we do, and these volunteer opportunities typically involves no patient contact.

Family Support Volunteers: These everyday heroes are an integral part of the RVNAhealth volunteer family. Provide patient companionship, walk a family pet, provide respite (rest) for patients’ loved one by running errands or being there when they can’t. Family Support Volunteers provide no medical or personal care to patients, and visit our patients wherever they call home.

More About Our Volunteer Program

Volunteer in Any of the Towns We Serve

Individuals volunteer both in the RVNAhealth offices and throughout the communities we serve.
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From food drives to card-making to an extra set of hands in the office, RVNAhealth has plenty of volunteer opportunities for the young among us.  
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A small percentage can have a big impact.

Imagine getting 5% more sleep? Having 5% more free time each week? 5% sounds small, but it can make a big difference.

RVNAhealth, and all  Medicare-certified hospice programs, are required by law to have 5% of service hours performed by volunteers.  Why?  Because hospice care in the U.S. was founded by volunteers, and the commitment to the power, beauty, and altruism of volunteering remains.  

Meet Our Hospice Volunteer Coordinator

Stephanie Notaro has personally experienced how volunteers can make lives easier for patients and their families.
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Welcome Sophia!
Today we welcome a very special addition to our RVNAhealth team — her name is Sophia, and she is our very own therapy dog! Needless to say, there have been lots of ooohs and aaahs around the Ridgefield office today. Sophia is three years old and has been in training since her birth.  She was originally intended to be a seeing eye dog, but her calm demeanor and mild pace ultimately destined her to be the perfect facility/therapy dog.
Volunteer Training: A Gift for Life
“The experience is a game changer,” says Ridgefield resident Maureen Bohrer (below, right), referring to the 16-hour training she attended as part of her RVNAhealth hospice volunteer orientation. While some prospective hospice volunteers find the hours daunting, Bohrer considers it a gift.
Community Food Drive in Progress!
This summer, RVNAhealth is partnering with the Danbury Health Department to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine reaches underserved communities where obstacles, such as time, transportation, information, and access, are preventing people from getting vaccinated.

Other Ways to Share the Gift of Your Time

Volunteer Inquiry Form

Interested in volunteering with RVNAhealth? Please view our Volunteer Requirements page – and fill out the Volunteer Inquiry form to schedule time to discuss your interests with our Volunteer Coordinator, Stephanie Notaro.

Stephanie can also be reached at (203) 438-5555 x1025 or snotaro@rvnahealth.org.