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“Creating a pipeline of caregivers…. The community members who are doing this care are helping the students who want to become caregivers in the future. A little bit at a time, this is going to make the healthcare system better.”

Carol Weisse, PhD, Director of Health Professions at Union College

Circle of Friends for the Dying is dedicated to promoting communal caregiving, one resident and one community volunteer at a time. By partnering with others in our region, including agencies and businesses, CFD hopes to engage the greater community in fulfilling that vision. The reward for doing so comes with realizing the very personal, positive impact that can be made on the quality of someone’s life up to, and until, its very end.

Community engagement is critical for Circle Home. A few hours per week or per month, whatever you can give, will help. You do not need to have healthcare experience to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us using the form below. You may also email us at: or you can leave a message at (845) 802-0970, and someone will be in touch with you.

Volunteers are the heart of Circle of Friends for the Dying 

Current Opportunities:

Research available community grants for the establishment of the Circle Home. Write grant applications and pursue philanthropists and foundations for grant opportunities.

Help raise money through various campaigns and events, which may include: serving on an event committee, solicitation of gifts-in-kind donations for silent auctions, helping with online fundraising, and assisting with the annual appeal. Help develop “friendraising” events.

Establish media relations, developing press releases; create opportunities for radio and television interviews. Write material for blogs, online social media, and more. People with graphic arts skills are also desired.

This includes public education programs such as: CFD Death Café, Speakers Bureau, film series, conferences, and special public programs. Participate in local events in the Kingston neighborhood where the home is located.

Volunteers are needed with computer savvy in order to maintain electronic an database and mailing lists.

Volunteers are needed for website maintenance and updating, also social media sites, currently Facebook. 

Write and edit online newsletters and occasional emails, basic training provided as necessary.

Assist with correspondence, mailing, data input, filing, as well as clerical support for fundraising efforts.

Includes a broad array of activities, including renovation/construction, gardening/landscaping, and in-home tasks and care taking.

Basic training will be provided for any position.

If you are interested in working in Jim & Lisa’s Circle Home, please click here  to apply.

If you would like to volunteer to support Circle of Friends for the Dying in general, including fundraising, please click here .

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We take precautions to protect your personal information. We collect this information only to send you occasional newsletters and other news about Circle of Friends for the Dying. We do not share this information with anyone.

Circle of Friends for the Dying is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. It shall comply with all state and federal laws in all aspects of its volunteer or employment processes. All volunteer and employment decisions will be made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, age, marital status, color, height, weight, or familial status, except where gender or physical requirements constitute a necessity to the proper and efficient performance of position responsibilities.