Thank you for considering becoming a Bluegrass Care Navigator Volunteer. Our volunteers bring warmth, compassion and support to patients and the families that we serve. Volunteers are an integral part of our team. It takes a special kind of person to volunteer with Bluegrass Care Navigators and therefore all potential volunteers are carefully screened and are required to complete a comprehensive training program that is aligned with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
Things to consider before applying:
Serving: Perry, Leslie, Wolfe, Breathitt, Knott, Morgan and Letcher Counties
“Hospice was so wonderful to myself and my husband.
Their care was wonderful and made us feel cared for.
I wanted to give back and help give others
that care and not be alone.”
-Teresa McCord, Hazard Volunteer
To assist the administrative staff with general office duties associated with mailings, filing, data entry, special projects, etc.
Weekly phone contact with home patients or families regarding any patient needs.
Additional Training Required
Assembling and delivering of educational information and other "compassion gifts" to families who have recently lost a loved one. Opportunity is also available at the Inpatient Units in Lexington and Hazard.
Deliver flower arrangements to patients in the home, Inpatient Units, Assisted Living facilities and Nursing Homes.
Porch deliveries such as flowers, cards and other "compassion gifts" that are provided by Bluegrass Care Navigators.
Activity created during COVID 19 Pandemic to continue providing supportive care to patients and families
Make blankets, neck pillows, head pillows, and/or Alzheimer's aprons for patients.
Call hospice patients and families frequently to provide extra support and companionship.
Visit with hospice patients via Bluegrass Care Navigator's Zoom platform.
These opportunities can include:
Providing patient-centered care to the seriously ill and their families with excellence and compassion; engaging in community partnerships, education and counseling; offering opportunities to staff, volunteers and donors to enrich lives through their gifts.
Be the leader in delivering comforting care at the right time to the seriously ill.
Respect & Dignity