St. Luke's University Health Network

Volunteer - Visiting Nurse Association

Volunteer Opportunities at Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke's

Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke's
1510 Valley Center Parkway
Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610.997.7121

St. Luke's Hospice House
2455 Black River Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610.997.7121

If you have any questions,
please contact the Volunteer Office
610.997.7121, or email
Juana.VanSteenvoort@sluhn.org

 Adult Volunteer Application Package

St. Luke’s Hospice provides patients and their families with compassionate, end-of-life care. The focus is on care, not cure and on the quality and value of life. The focus of hospice lies in the belief that each of us has the right to live comfortably, pain-free and with dignity. At the same time, emotional and spiritual needs are also addressed.

The Role of a Hospice Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of our hospice team. They are so important that Medicare mandates volunteer involvement in hospice programs. Hospice volunteers work with our doctors, nurses, social workers, home health aides and chaplains to provide the best care and support available to our patients and their families facing end-of-life challenges.

Volunteer Opportunities

Direct Patient Care and Family Support *

  • Companionship
  • Assist with errands
  • Caregiver respite

Bereavement *

  • Facilitate workshops and support groups
  • Provide support to bereaved family members

* Applicants who have recently experienced the loss of a family member are asked to wait until they have completed a bereavement period of at least one year before applying to become a hospice volunteer.

Community Outreach

  • Educate the community about hospice volunteer opportunities at health fairs, schools, churches and local organizations
  • Assist at special events

Administrative and Clerical Duties

  • Assist with program administration and development
  • Perform general office responsibilities

Hospice Volunteer Training

Volunteers receive specialized training that prepares them to work with patients and their families. The curriculum, developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is covered in a training program offered throughout the year.

Topics discussed include:

  • Patient Care
  • Death and Dying
  • Communication
  • Spirituality
  • Bereavement
  • The Role of the Volunteer

Please download and complete the Adult Volunteer Application Package and send to:

Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke's
1510 Valley Center Parkway
Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Office, 610-997-7121, or email Juana.VanSteenvoort@sluhn.org