Brave Heart Volunteers provides quality education, support services, and volunteer visiting for families and individuals facing health challenges such as terminal or chronic illness, dementia, disabilities, hospitalization, or end-of-life.
To begin the process of establishing services with Brave Heart Volunteers, complete the Referral Form and the Release of Information Form.
Please submit the completed Referral Form and Release of Information Form to Brave Heart Volunteers by email at or in person at 120 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK.
Read below to learn about our areas of service.
Volunteers at Brave Heart are compassionate, caring, and available up to 2 hours a week to connect with your loved one and provide you with much-needed respite. Volunteers are not trained to provide medical assistance of any kind, but can spend time conversing, walking, playing cards, or reading with your loved one and can also assist with minor household tasks, light yard work, cooking or cleaning.
Contact us to learn more about finding a volunteer or volunteering.
Visiting and Companionship
The Grief Support Group is offered a few times a year and follows an eight-week curriculum. It is for those who have suffered the loss of someone close to them, who would like to feel the support of others in a similar situation, in a comfortable and confidential setting.
Contact us if you would like to participate in our next grief support group.
By providing educational programs such as our volunteer orientation & our compassionate care at end-of-life training, as well as resources on our website and through our in-house lending library, we hope we can connect you to resources that work.
Come by our office at the Pioneers' Home Manager's House to explore our extensive Lending Library. The collection includes resources such as DVDs and books about Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia, Grief and Bereavement, Care-giving, Hospice, Palliative Care, End of Life, Poetry, Inspirational books and more!
A Glimpse of Who We Are and How We Serve
Artchange, Inc., a non-profit organization, created several documentaries about life in Sitka, in a project called 14 Miles. Brave Heart Volunteers had the honor of being featured in Episode 26: Not Looking for Easy. This video provides a small glimpse of who we are and how we serve some of our wonderful care receivers.
As Artchange, Inc. says, "In this 14 Miles episode, we spend time with Jamie, a local Sitkan empowered, through the help of service organizations like Brave Heart Volunteers, to live in her own home and live her life the way she wants to."