At Haven, Our Staff and Volunteers Make All the Difference
Haven is always seeking compassionate volunteers looking to give back and make a positive impact on their communities. There are many ways in which your skills and your smile can make a difference by volunteering. Explore all the possibilities below!
You can also print and complete this volunteer application, if you prefer. Once completed, please return it to the office closest to your location.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is recommended that you do not volunteer directly with patients for 12 months. There are other ways to support Haven, speak with your Volunteer Coordinator about those opportunities!
Haven’s Patient Caregiver Volunteers are VITAL members of our team. They work closely with Haven nurses, social workers, home health aides and chaplains to assist in providing much needed support to our patients, their families and caregivers. Their contributions range from providing periods of respite care for the family to simply being there when needed for compassion and comfort visits. They provide friendship, support and assistance to patients residing at home, in assisted living facilities or in a nursing home. This opportunity allows you to volunteer when it is best for you.
Provide a supportive presence to patients during final 24-48 hours.
Haven shows our appreciation for patients who have served in all branches of the military. Through the We Honor Veterans Program, Haven provides patients with a special pinning ceremony. This volunteer opportunity is for retired or active military. Haven believes the ceremony means more to the patient when it is conducted by someone who has also served.
Help our patients leave a legacy of their life to their loved ones. This program includes hand photography, oral histories, memory quilts and many other creative opportunities. If you have a creative side and are looking for ways to use your craft to volunteer, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
At Haven, we believe that every day is a gift. Do you like to celebrate special occasions? Joining Haven as a Celebration Volunteer is an opportunity to do just that. Celebration volunteers work to make our patients’ birthdays and wedding anniversaries special. They bring balloons, cards and special gifts to ensure our patients know that they are remembered and special.
Do you have a special pet that is friendly to everyone? Have you ever considered volunteering with your beloved pet? If so, becoming a Haven Pet Visit Volunteer might be the opportunity for you. Help bring a smile to our patients’ faces as well as those around them by becoming a volunteer today!
Assist Haven in helping pets and pet owners by providing care for animals. This program is made possible by a grant from Banfield Charitable Trust. Duties could include taking the pet for a grooming visit, a veterinary visit or just taking the pet for a walk. If you love pets, this opportunity might be for you.
Haven Ambassadors represent Haven at community events, speaking opportunities and health fairs. They work closely with staff and other volunteers in the community to raise awareness about the programs offered through Haven. If you like engaging with the public this opportunity is for you.
Administrative Support Volunteers provide critical office support for departments and teams at Haven. They are called upon to assist in many ways including data entry, answering phones, providing a warm welcome at the front desk, preparing information and support material for marketing, assisting with inventory control, stocking and ordering various materials, duplicating and printing documents and working with other volunteers to assist as needed. Hours for Administrative Support Volunteers are flexible and can be scheduled to meet your needs.
It is the Haven Attic volunteers who make the stores a success. They spend time sorting donations, stocking the floor and making friends. But beyond that, they help people throughout the Haven Community — patients and families, as well as people who have challenging economic circumstances and need an affordable place to shop. We are always seeking energetic, conscientious volunteers who are mindful of the Haven mission. We could not do what we do without our volunteers.
Transitions Volunteers are trained as patient caregiver volunteers and provide support visits, telephone support, research direct care services as needed, provide education and community referrals for individuals and families dealing with chronic illness that are not eligible for hospice services.
Work with families who experienced the loss of a loved one. Camp Safe Haven is a part of our bereavement program. Spend a day at camp nurturing a child who has lost a loved one and watch them grow throughout the day.
Haven Medical Equipment Volunteers work in the stockroom or help with medical equipment delivery.
Our volunteer licensed massage therapists provide a gentle, compassionate touch to our patients, helping them relax and decreasing their pain, stress and anxiety. Patient and caregiver as well as advanced palliative care training is required. A current Florida Massage Therapy License and personal liability insurance are also required.
Spiritual Care Volunteers work closely with Haven Chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support and comfort to our patients and their families. Pastoral Care Volunteers also assist in the planning and coordination of memorial services and act as liaisons to the religious communities that Haven serves. Patient and Caregiver as well as Pastoral Care training is required.
Tuck-In Calls Volunteers call patients and caregivers on behalf of the nurse to make sure they have the proper equipment, supplies and medications prior to the weekend.
If you are a teen, ages 16 or older, you can earn service hours for school, church or scholarships by volunteering at the Attic Resale Stores, as an administrative volunteer or with patients in our care centers.