We encourage you to join our “Circle of Caring” program by becoming a Cornerstone VNA Volunteer. We offer a wide variety of opportunities and provide you with a comprehensive orientation and training program that will give you the information you need to have a rewarding and fulfilling experience as a volunteer.
Circle of Caring!
Pet Peace of Mind
Spirit of New Hampshire Award
Cornerstone VNA is proud of our Hospice volunteer Jim McKenna who received a Spirit of NH award from Volunteer NH at their award ceremony November 16.
According to Katie Scanlon LeBlanc, Hospice Chaplain, “Jim has been a quiet gentle influence of support to our patients, families as well as our team.” Jim is seen here with Maureen Steer, MDiv, our Holistic Disciplines Manager. What a difference Jim makes in the lives of those he visits!
We are pleased to announce that Ann Vennard, Assistant Director of Advancement, was recognized as the 2022 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year during the annual Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism on May 10th.
Volunteer Service Award
Cornerstone VNA congratulates their companion volunteer team, Matt and Cacidy Mowry of Rochester, NH, on being awarded a 2020 Volunteer Service Award from Volunteer NH at their annual awards ceremony, which was held virtually on December 9, 2020. In searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity in 2019, Matt and his 10 year old son, Cacidy, found Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care organization. As companion volunteers, Matt and Cacidy were matched up with a local community member who greatly appreciated their weekly visits to her home for friendship and support. Watch the award video here.
Join our Circle of Caring!
Cornerstone VNA is looking for volunteer coaches for “A Matter of Balance”. This program is designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. No previous experience is needed to become A Matter of Balance Volunteer Coach and training is minimal. The training involves a two-day, 4-hour training session, with coach mentor, Katie Michaud, MS, OTR/L of Cornerstone VNA. Once trained, volunteers will be assigned in pairs to facilitate community balance programs that will take place over an 8-week period for 2 hours each week. Volunteers are asked to facilitate at least two balance programs per year. Contact us to learn more.
Hospice Volunteers assist caregivers and family members with household chores or simply to provide companionship and respite care for family members. We offer an 8-week volunteer training program that focuses on how to provide comfort, support and a reassuring presence to Hospice patients and their families. Contact us to learn more.
Become a Pet Peace of Mind Volunteer and be a part of a national cadre of individuals who understand the important emotional and spiritual connection pets provide for people during their end of life journey. We offer 3-week Pet Peace of Mind volunteer training programs where you can learn how to assist Hospice patients with the care of their beloved pet(s). Contact us to learn more.
Volunteers give their time to those who are in need in the office. Opportunities may consist of filing, alphabetizing, assisting with mailings, copying, faxing, making phone calls, data entry and additional responsibilities as assigned. Time for this opportunity is very flexible to your schedule. Contact us to learn more.
A wonderful opportunity to provide support, respite and friendship to patients, families and caregivers. Give a little piece of your time to help brighten someone’s day. You can choose the time. Companion volunteering is very flexible to your scheduling needs. Share a cup of tea, play a game of cards, or just share some conversation. This volunteer opportunity completes our “Circle of Caring” allowing the patient to remain in the comfort of their home. Contact us to learn more.
The Senior Companion Program is a federally-funded volunteer program. The program’s mission is to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities to active adults age 55 years and older serving homebound elders and adults. Qualifying volunteers must commit to 15 hours per week and will receive a bi-weekly non-taxable stipend. For more information on becoming a Senior Companion call 603-225-3295 or contact us to learn more.
Cornerstone VNA is currently seeking volunteers with certified therapy dogs to provide home visits to homebound seniors and disabled adults. Pet Therapy Volunteering is a wonderful way for individuals and their dogs to provide support and friendship to patients and community members. All therapy dogs and handlers must be certified through Therapy Dogs International or similar organization and are asked to commit to volunteering at least 2 hours once a week. Contact us to learn more.
Hospice volunteering has been the most rewarding and humbling experience of my life.
Visiting has become so much a part of my life that I don’t think about it as volunteering.
My volunteer is absolutely wonderful, very caring and always wants to know how I am doing, we talk and talk and talk and I look forward to her visits so much …