Bethesda Hospice Care
NODA Companions Make Last Moments, Good Moments!
Company: Bethesda Hospice Care
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Location: Multiple locations available in, Kirkwood, South County, and Ellisville, St. Louis, MO, 63131
Project Details
Volunteers visit a Bethesda Hospice patient

Are you a warm, caring individual with a heart for people in their final stage of life? Volunteer with Bethesda Hospice Care as a "No One Dies Alone" (NODA) Companion, and help to make someone's last moments, good moments! As a NODA Companion, you'll gain the deep satisfaction of providing a caring presence to patients who have reached the final hours of life. Here are some of the things you could do as a NODA Companion - read to patients, play music for them, hold their hand, pray with them, report any discomfort to nurses and staff, and be a comforting presence.

NODA volunteers sit vigil for 2 hour shifts at a time of their choosing, so this volunteer opportunity can be a good fit for many schedules. Plus, we have several care facilities in the St. Louis metro area, so you can choose to sit vigil at the facility that is most convenient for you! Want to learn more about volunteering as a NODA Companion? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Julie Strassman at or at (314)373-7041.

General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average time commitment is 2 - 4 hours per month, mostly in the evening and overnight hours.
  • Personal references, Annual flu shot (provided free), Proof of car insurance, Annual training
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