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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. - Sir Winston Churchill

Giving is a VNA tradition, whether you have a lot of time or a little, a specific skill you’d like to use or a general desire to help, VNA has a volunteer opportunity for you.  Volunteers enhance service provided by our patient care staff. You can volunteer as an individual, family or part of an organization. Everyone can make a difference.

Above, a group of local residents completed our 2013 Hospice Volunteer Training Course in May 2013.


Types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Hospice - spend time reading to patients, writing letters, running errands or just visiting.
  • Thrift Shop – duties include sorting and tagging merchandise and operating the cash register
  • Office – assist with general miscellaneous office duties including filing, shredding and mailings
  • Fundraising – volunteer to assit with our golf tournament
  • Holiday – sort and deliver food and gifts for delivery to clients

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact VNA Northwest.


“Hospice volunteering has been an important part of my life for almost three years... with my initial assignment I was able to use my German language skills.  The patient, whose mother tongue was German, shook my hand and his eyes lit up when I spoke German to him…I appreciate the opportunity to help others at a critical state of the life cycle." – Litchfield
Areas we serve:
Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cornwall, Colebrook, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford,
New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Northfield, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington,
Warren, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, Woodbury