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National Volunteer Week: How VNA Volunteers Have Shared Their Gifts

Some people grow up feeling called to service, while it takes a specific experience that inspires others to give back. No matter the initial inspiration, we are grateful to those who give their care, their time, and their hearts to our patients throughout Greater St. Louis.

For National Volunteer Week (April 7th - April 13th), we’ve compiled a list of stories about volunteers who’ve shared their gifts with others:


Helen shares her gift for performing with VNA clients at nursing homes. By leading karaoke, she’s sharing the uplifting power of music with those who need it most.

Read more about this unique way of giving back here.


Business owner Bill, shares his skills as a certified massage therapist. His massages are not only known to provide pain relief to VNA patients, but also offer stress relief to overwhelmed patients and hardworking staff.

Read more about this healing service here.


Crocheting enthusiast Pam, decided to make use of her beloved hobby to create blankets and shawls for VNA patients.

Read more about her beautiful creations here.


Ann, and her husband Bob, share the love of their dog Gracie, with VNA hospice patients through the pet therapy services of Love on a Leash’s St. Louis chapter. By bringing Gracie to visits, Ann and Bob are bringing much-needed smiles to hospice patients during challenging times.

Read more about this special way of volunteering here.


Before retiring Ginny was a VNA marketing consultant, and now volunteers her marketing skills to promote VNA’s services at health fairs and other events.

Read more about this useful way of volunteering her talents here.

These are only a few of the many compassionate people who have dedicated their various gifts with those in need at our organization. We're thankful for them and all they do!

For more creative ways to get involved in volunteering with the Visiting Nurse Association, visit our volunteer opportunities page.

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