Where to Volunteer

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Many churches, schools, nonprofits, and government agencies would appreciate and need the help of a registered nurse. Suggestions for Volunteering

  • Help plan nursing continuing education activities
  • Lobby on behalf of a nonprofit, such as DNA, for healthcare and nursing related issues
  • Calling public and private elementary, middle and high schools to help in the nurses office
  • Volunteer to go on school field trips
  • Volunteer at functions such as Special Olympics or 5-K runs
  • Volunteer to be a camp counselor


  • You must use the nursing process for the hours to be counted toward practice hours.
  • Document! Be sure to document the date, number of hours and a description of the nursing activity.
  • Your volunteer activities should not displace or reduce work hours for paid registered nurses.
  • Not sure if the activity qualifies for practice hours? Contact the Board of Nursing for clarification

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a organization seeking registered nurse volunteers, please contact the Delaware Nurses Association at (302) 733-5880.

Special Olympics Delaware
Jon Buzby
Director of Media Relations
Special Olympics Delaware
Office 302-831-3484
Cell 302-740-1033
Twitter: @SODelaware

Delaware Hospice-Volunteer Admission Nurse

  • Assist newly admitted patients and their caregivers with managing the transition from the hospital setting to home.
  • Assess educational needs. Review admission packet teaching documents as needed with patient and caregiver. Identify additional needs and communicate with case manager.
  • Assist with and provide instruction on meeting the personal care needs of the patient.
  • Assist with and provide instruction on meeting the functional/activity needs of the patient.
  • Reinforce supplier instruction on the use of medical equipment.
  • Assist with ensuring the patient’s environment is safe. Identify safety risks and collaborate with the case manager.
  • Assess for presence of symptoms requiring intervention. Notify the admissions nurse or case manager as needed.
  • Assist with and provide instruction on non-pharamacotherapeutic symptom management interventions.
  • Complete documentation of all activities completed.

To volunteer or for more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator
New Castle: Melody Cline (302) 746-4519
Sussex Susan Beckham (302) 746-4718

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilmington

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware is looking for retired nurses to volunteer in our facility.  Hours are flexible.  Volunteers are needed for our “No Veteran Dies Alone” campaign, which places volunteers with Veterans who are dying in our Serenity Hospice.

Volunteers are also needed to provide observation of Veterans to prevent falls and to accompany Veterans to activities.  If you are interested, contact Patricia Caldwell, Chief of Voluntary at  patricia.caldwell@va.gov