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Fall is a time of changing weather, activities- and a great time to consider a volunteer commitment for the coming months! Please review the needs at the various Care New England operating units to see if your interests match our open opportunities. An interview will allow us to further explore the possibilities. Complete a Volunteer Application to start the process if any of the opportunities might be of interest to you.

Kent and Women & Infants Hospitals are currently recruiting for ambassadors, unit assistants and office assistants

The Hospice Program of the VNA of CNE is always looking for volunteers to support patients and families out in the community through this service line. 

An overview of our volunteer Ambassador, Unit Assistant and Office Assistant roles: 

If your goal is to offer support and relieve the anxiety experienced by patients and families coming for services at the hospital, than an ambassador role can be the best way to make that impact. 

If the following is the case with you, please consider applying for an ambassador position. Specific areas of need are available through the link. 

  • You are comfortable approaching people you do not know.
  • You project a warm and confident manner.
  • You enjoy informing and assisting people in an unfamiliar environment.
  • You like to take the uncertainty out of a situation or experience.
  • You are able to provide wheelchair transport (with training).
If you enjoy helping however is needed to make a hospital stay easier for patients and their families or to support patients getting around or leaving the hospital - then a unit assistant position may be for you! Specific areas of need are identified through the link below.

If the following is the case for you, you may want to apply for a unit assistant position. Specific areas of need are available through the link.

  • You are comfortable interacting with a variety of staff as well as patients.
  • You enjoy seeing what the shift may hold - as patient volumes and individual patient preferences often determines what help is needed on any given day.
  • You are comfortable spending one-on-one time with patients and, sometimes, their family members, often while transporting them via wheelchair.
  • You can navigate through a large facility, often helping locate needed supplies and equipment.

Of course, office assistant help is needed in some departments to support the communications and documentation needed to keep programs running.

If the following is the case for you, you may want to apply for an office assistant position. More information is available through the link.

  • You enjoy being based in an office setting.
  • You prefer to have a specific list of tasks to accomplish during your shift.
  • You would rather work with a consistent group of staff rather than with a changing group of patients and families.

If your skills, interests and availability indicated on your volunteer application match those of one of our open positions, one of the Volunteer Program staff will invite you to an interview- in a group or individual appointment. Registration is required.

Please review our program requirements to ensure your understanding of the commitment and expectations involved. Overviews of particular roles will specify if the requirements differ.

Program Requirements