Volunteering

Visiting Nurse’s well-established volunteer program helps in every aspect of our agency’s services. More than 140 volunteers assist staff to make the lives of our patients and their families easier, whether that’s sitting at the bedside to give caregivers a well-deserved break or staffing the desk at Hospice Home, welcoming family and friends who’ve come to visit loved ones. Our Volunteer Program even extends to caring for patients’ pets and tending our beautiful gardens on the Visiting Nurse campus. We are proud to be a Level 4 We Honor Veterans program participant, which matches volunteers who are veterans of our armed services with our patients who are also veterans, to recognize them and thank them for their service. Volunteers also help behind the scenes, assisting with clerical duties and special events.

To be considered for a volunteer position, please complete and return the following forms. You may also pick up these forms at our business office, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.

Volunteer with Visiting Nurse

We invite you to consider becoming a hospice volunteer with Visiting Nurse. Our specialized training will prepare you to work with people facing serious illnesses and their families. Of course, you can also volunteer for non-patient care positions, such as joining our dedicated garden volunteer team or helping us process medical records and other clerical work. Visiting Nurse has a special need for evening and weekend volunteers. Volunteers are provided with ongoing guidance and support through our Volunteer Coordinator and staff. Many people are motivated to volunteer because of a positive experience with hospice. For your care and protection, we ask that interested volunteers wait for at least a year if they have recently lost a loved one.

For more information about Visiting Nurse’s volunteer program, please contact Ann Blue or Cheryl West at (260) 435-3222.

ONLINE

1 Fill out the online volunteer application form.
ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

2 In addition to the volunteer application, we also require a completed criminal history request form to be faxed to (260) 435-3235, emailed as a scanned PDF to mail@vnfw.org, OR mailed or delivered to our business office at 5910 Homestead Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
CRIMINAL HISTORY REQUEST FORM


FAX, MAIL, EMAIL OR IN PERSON

1 Download and fill out the volunteer application form. Or pick one up at the Visiting Nurse business office at 5910 Homestead Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
DOWNLOAD VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM PDF

2 In addition to the volunteer application, we also require a completed criminal history request form.
CRIMINAL HISTORY REQUEST FORM

3 MAIL: To submit by mail, please send your completed application AND references and criminal history request form to: Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
EMAIL: To submit by email, please scan in your printed and completed application AND reference and criminal history request form, attach them in PDF format, and email to mail@vnfw.org with Volunteer Application in the subject line.
FAX: To submit by fax, please fax your completed application AND reference and criminal history request form to (260) 435-3235.
IN PERSON: To submit in person, you may drop off your completed application AND reference and criminal history request form to the front desk of our business office at: Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814