About The Twilight Brigade

The Twilight Brigade is one of the largest end-of-life care communities operating as an independent agency within VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America.

The Twilight Brigade Chairman, Dannion Brinkley, and the approximately 5,500 volunteers nationwide that collectively make up The Twilight Brigade, are dedicated to being at the bedside of our nation’s dying, especially Veterans.

Our Mission - Compassion in Action


As an Educational Organization, The Twilight Brigade's volunteer training sessions, educate individuals about death and issues surrounding the dying process, dispelling common fears and myths.
  • Raise awareness about volunteer service and the joy of serving.
  • Inspire others to become more involved within their communities.
  • Enhance healthcare professionals' skills in caring for dying patients.

Quick Facts

Total Volunteers: Approx, 5,670  Total Bedside Hours: Approx. 390,000