Northern Kentucky

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:

  • Our agency requires COVID-19 vaccination for all volunteers and students. Our policy includes a process for medical and religious exemptions according to the Americans with Disability Act.  
  • Our agency requires an initial 2-step TB – Skin Test and an annual skin test.  Test are provided by Bluegrass Care Navigators at no cost to you.
  • Our agency requires an Influenza vaccination during flu season. 
  • Our agency requires Background Checks and will be completed by BCN annually. Background Checks are completed at not cost to you. 

Serving: Boone, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Campbell Counties

Bluegrass Care Navigators is currently accepting volunteer applications! 
We look forward to hearing from you. 

All people are deserving of dignity , respect and love;
in both life and death. It’s a privilege to be a
small part of their journey.  

- Jenny Brown   
Northern KY

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General Interests

Arranging Flowers

Arranging flowers to be delivered to patients.


Administrative Support

The administrative volunteer provides added support to Bluegrass Care Navigators in all
areas of programming.  This position is not directly related to patient care.  

Care Calls

Weekly phone contact with home patients or families regarding any patient needs. 

Additional Training Required


Making handcrafted cards for patient, families, bereaved, etc. 


Flower Delivery

Deliver flower arrangements to patients in the home, Inpatient Units, Assisted Living facilities and Nursing Homes.

Porch Delivery

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.

TeleCare: Phone

Call hospice patients and families frequently to provide extra support and companionship. 

TeleCare: Zoom

Visit with hospice patients via Bluegrass Care Navigator's Zoom platform.

These opportunities can include:

    1. Companionship calls – sewing, singing, and friendly visits over video
    2. Integrative medicine opportunities – including pet and music therapy volunteers
    3. Bereavement visits

Mission Statement

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision 

Be the leader in delivering comforting care at the right time to the seriously ill.

Our Core Values

Respect & Dignity