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: Knox, Bell, Whitley, Clay, Harlan and Laurel Counties


It is my purpose. This is surely a place I am needed. 
volunteer because we are born to serve. and I feel called
and blessed to do
what I am able to do for BCN."


- Millie Burkhart, Barbourville Volunteer




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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.  


Mow patient's yard, weed landscaping/flowerbeds, maintain an existing garden, etc.

Compassion Bags

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. 

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.

Shopping for a Patient or Caregiver

Shopping for basic essential needs for patients and/or caregivers.  

Food Delivery

Delivery food to patients/families homes.  

Example: Holiday meals


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

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