A Brief Overview of Brave Heart Volunteers

Brave Heart Volunteers is a non-profit community organization in Sitka, Alaska which began as a way to help fill health care gaps, and offer assistance, visiting, and compassionate care to frail elders, those homebound, isolated, disabled, chronically ill, suffering from dementia, or with a terminal illness.

Other program services include training for volunteer caregivers, family caregiver support groups and education, grief and bereavement support groups and a drop-in lending library and resource room.

No Charge for Assistance

All our services are offered free of charge. Our year-round program services continue to be offered community wide because of regular donations from caring supporters like you!

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Working Together

One of the unique aspects of Brave Heart Volunteers is our collective belief in the power of working together for a common purpose. The spirit of love and compassion, and the shared goal of helping our neighbors, strengthens and benefits the whole community.

Who Will We Serve?

Brave Heart Volunteers seek to serve those who could benefit from friendly visiting, simple home help, or family respite support. We also offer education and group support for family caregivers and those grieving the loss of a loved one. There are no fees for services, nor income restrictions. We are happy to serve people of every of race, color, lifestyle and creed.

Who Volunteers?

Volunteers are community members who wish to lend a helping hand to others. Many are connected to local service groups, civic groups, faith groups, or health organizations. Volunteers range in age from 21 years old to 90 years old! Brave Heart Volunteers are often people who have a sense that they would like to give back after receiving something positive from others in their lives.

There is a wide range of ways to be involved with Brave Heart Volunteers. Aside from home visiting, volunteer opportunities also include: office help, serving on our board, or helping out at fundraising events. All volunteers are screened and receive thorough training and support.

Who Requests Services?

  • Concerned families, friends or neighbors
  • Faith group or congregation members
  • Physicians, nurses, health and social service agencies and organizations
  • Yourself - an individual community member who could benefit

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