Volunteer Requirements

Thank you for your interest in becoming an RVNAhealth volunteer. When you volunteer with us, you are part of a team that’s dedicated to the health and well-being of patients. Below are requirements to ensure the safety and health of patients and their families.

All Volunteers

  • Sign the Background Check Release
  • Sign the Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement
  • Sign the Conflict of Interest Policy

Volunteers Who Visit in Patient Residences

  • Complete a TB test (administered by RVNAhealth nurse, free of charge)
  • Register fingerprints with Connecticut State Police
  • Provide a copy of your driver’s license or photo ID and social security card

All Hospice Volunteers

  • Complete a physical and drug screening with Physician One (free of charge)
  • Complete 16 hours of federally-mandated volunteer training (to help volunteers get comfortable and confident with assignments)
  • Individuals who have recently lost a loved one should wait one year before volunteering for Hospice (to allow yourself the time you need for yourself, to strengthen and heal)
  • Due to current health protocols, some locations require COVID-19 test 
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Individuals may volunteer in our Ridgefield, CT office or in the 28 towns where we provide care.

For more information about volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form, and a Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.

A smiling female volunteer wearing a surgical mask stuffs envelopes at RVNAhealth