The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Volunteers serve as members of the hospice team by sharing their skills and interest with our patients and their families. This may involve just sitting and listening to a patient in his/her home or in an assisted living facility. It may involve singing or playing music for a patient, doing a craft, reading scripture, a story or book, or just being a friend to someone who cannot get out to see others. It may involve organizing or cleaning a home. It may be just sitting with a patient that cannot be left alone so that a family member can go to the grocery store. What you do as a volunteer is so very important to these patients and their families.
Volunteers will not be asked to do anything that they are uncomfortable doing. Our volunteer coordinator will work with you to accommodate your schedule. You communicate when you are available and what you are comfortable doing. We look for win/win situations... happy volunteers and therefore happy patients!
We have a volunteer program which is supervised by our dedicated Volunteer Coordinator. Many people want to give back and help others. Volunteers help in many ways.
Volunteers may provide non-medical services to patients and families such as companionship, reading, listening, helping with errands, shopping, transportation, light housekeeping, child care and relief for caregiver.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call our volunteer coordinator at (770) 387-9578.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
As little as 2 hr/month up to 40+ hr/month
A heart that cares for others and wants to make a difference!