The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort trains, carefully matches and supervises Doula Volunteers who visit individuals facing life threatening illness and living in their homes, healthcare facilities (nursing homes/assisted living), and in hospitals.

Our specially trained Palliative Care Doula Volunteers visit several individuals weekly in hospitals.


The Doula training program

The Doula Volunteer training consists of two-hour sessions conducted over an eight week period.

The training is led by professional staff with expertise in end of life issues , It provides an overview of information related to the dying process, and tools for visiting. Learning occurs through assigned readings, discussion, lecture and participation in experiential exercises.

Doula Volunteers receive weekly supervision from professional staff and attend regular meetings where they share experiences, and receive additional training. Annual activities are held that bring together the Doula Volunteer community as well as honor the lives of those whom the Doula Volunteers have served.

Community Volunteers: We welcome your expertise. There are one-time and ongoing opportunities to help support the Organization. Examples: A. Business Task Force — project based B. IT — project based C. PR/Marketing.

If you are interested in becoming a Doula Volunteer or Community Volunteer and would like additional information, please e-mail Juliet Sternberg at jsternberg@doulaprogram.org or Amy Levine at alevine@doulaprogram.org, or call the Doula Program office at 212 706 0398. We would appreciate hearing about your interest in this work.