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Visiting Nurse Home Health Charity Profile
The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties is a 101-year-old nonprofit home health agency in Vermont. We care for 5000 people and families each year. Our programs span a lifetime -- from prenatal care to care for young families to rehabilitation, long-term care, adult day services and end-of-life care. The VNA provides care one person, one family at a time.
With support from our neighbors, the VNA provides medically necessary home and community-based care to individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay. In just the past year, the VNA provided over $1.7 million in charitable care to our neighbors in need.
Visiting Nurse Home Health Volunteer Information
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the VNA and have played a central role in our overall success since 1906. The VNA serves upwards of 5,000 individuals and families each year and could not do this without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Last year, nearly 600 individuals and community groups generously contributed their time and talents.
Experience is not required, just a caring, can-do attitude and willingness to help make a difference.
To Volunteer in Hospice
Hospice volunteers are adults of all ages and from all walks of life in our community who wish to support those who are living with a terminal illness. They are part of the VNA's dedicated Hospice team, joining together with professional staff to offer comprehensive care to those in need. Hospice volunteer trainings are offered throughout the year in eleven-week sessions, usually in the spring and fall.
To Volunteer at Vermont Respite House
Vermont Respite House volunteers support House staff, residents and their families by preparing and serving meals, assisting with light office work, answering phone calls, and helping out at special events. Assistance with weekend breakfast and lunch shifts is particularly needed.
To Volunteer at VNA Adult Day
Adult Day Program volunteers help make participants in this program feel right at home by cooking meals or helping with social activities and games. The program is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our Williston site) and the programs are located at the VNA’s Prim Road building in Colchester, at Falcon Manor in Williston, and in Grand Way Commons in South Burlington.
To Volunteer in VNA Family Room
Family Room volunteers are students and community members who enjoy young children and care about the well-being of families in our community. Volunteers primarily spend time with children, promoting language, supporting children’s play and fostering their healthy emotional development. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn about children’s development and about building strong, diverse communities.
To Volunteer at Camp Knock Knock
Volunteers are needed for all aspects of our annual family bereavement camp, including recreational activities, arts and crafts, setup and cleanup, facilitating grief workshops, and assisting with grief workshops. Mandatory volunteer training takes place every year, approximately one month prior to Camp. The training session includes teambuilding exercises, discussions of essential skills, an overview of the stages of childhood grief and other significant activities. Camp Knock Knock 2008 will run June 6-8.
We need you! There are a variety of exciting volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available for each one of our fundraising events. Our events would simply not be successful without the help of our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers.
Our yearly events include:
Spring Blooms! Fashion Show — a popular event in April that raises money for the Janet S. Munt Family Room in Burlington.
Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog — Held in May, this annual event raises money for Vermont’s only Medicare-certified Hospice home, the Vermont Respite House, in Williston.
Visiting Nurse Home Health Donation Information
Thank you for your decision to make a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association. Your donation will help ensure that the VNA is always ready to provide the best possible home health care to people in our community who are in need.