The No One Should Die Alone Foundation is carried on the shoulders of our many caring volunteers. The positions we offer are as diverse as our volunteers themselves—but ultimately, our volunteers provide each patient a companion and friend in their final days.
Our team of volunteers is made up of wonderful people of all ages and walks of life. We’ve had teens and adolescents play musical instruments for our patients, families who have just lost a loved one themselves and want to give back during their own time of grief, and plenty of other individuals who simply spend some time reading and talking with our patients. Our volunteers do things like read Bible verses and hymns, sing songs, play music, and help with small housekeeping tasks—it’s up to the individual volunteer to take the experience and make the most of it.
How to Volunteer
Once we receive your application, you’ll hear from our volunteer coordinator, who will provide you with an assessment questionnaire and discuss the volunteer position best suited for your talents, personality, and comfort level. Additionally, we offer an extensive training program by a bereavement chaplain so that you’re completely prepared and comfortable before you begin working with our patients. It’s important to us that we meet your needs as a volunteer and that you’re excited about your work.
Volunteering with NOSDAF gives you a unique opportunity to really be there for someone at a time when he or she needs care and companionship the most. It ends up being very rewarding for our volunteers to know they’ve made a difference in someone’s life.