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Visiting Nurse Association

Volunteer Opportunities at St. Luke’s Hospice

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Volunteer in the area closest to you:

Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s
512 Banks Street
Bowmanstown, PA 18030
Volunteer Office Phone: 484-526-2779

1619 N. 9th Street
Suite 16
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Volunteer Office Phone: 484-526-2779

St. Luke’s Hospice House
2455 Black River Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Volunteer Office Phone: 484-526-2779

Hospice Needs Volunteers

St. Luke’s Hospice relies on volunteer support to provide extraordinary end-of-life care to patients and families. By being a hospice volunteer, you gain great personal satisfaction from knowing that you made an impact in another person’s life.

St. Luke’s Hospice volunteers work as part of a team with our doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice aides and chaplains to provide the best care and support available to our patients and their families facing end-of-life challenges.

Hospice Trains Volunteers

All St. Luke’s Hospice volunteers receive training to ensure they feel comfortable with their tasks. Training includes:

  • Philosophy of hospice care
  • Overview of services
  • Physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that people encounter at the end of life
  • The role of the volunteer for individual needs, cultural concerns and what to do when a patient dies
  • Boundaries for the hospice volunteer and the patient and family
  • Basic Information about grief and loss along with effective and appropriate communication

The Role of a Hospice Volunteer

As a St. Luke’s Hospice volunteer you have choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do. Volunteers are never asked to do something they are not comfortable doing. Some examples of areas where volunteer support is needed are:

  • Patient and Caregiver Companionship
  • Caregiver Respite
  • Support Bereavement Newsletter Mailing Program
  • Complete Condolence Calls for bereaved family members
  • Perform General Office Responsibilities

Becoming a Volunteer

There is no set amount of hours you must commit to volunteering for St. Luke’s Hospice. If you believe you are a prospective hospice volunteer, click on the link below or call or email our Volunteer Coordinator.

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

Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s
240 Union Station
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Volunteer Office Phone: 484-526-2779

* 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.

Volunteer Opportunities Available In:

  • Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Berks, Monroe, Carbon & Schuylkill Counties.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Office, 484-526-2779, or email Bethany Gray.