Make a significant impact on another person's life!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1606 KANAWHA BLVD WCharlestonCharleston, WV 25387

About

Hospice volunteers provide comfort and companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways. We rely on our volunteers to help with office work, fundraising, outreach and patient care. Our volunteers gain great personal satisfaction knowing that they have made a significant impact on another person’s life.

Services that our volunteers provide:

  • Visiting with patients
  • Spending time doing activities with patients
  • Running errands for the patient or their family
  • Encouraging the patient to share their experiences with them
  • Providing a break for the patient’s caregiver so they can take care of themselves
  • Vigil companion
  • Kid’s Path volunteer
  • Bird feeders
  • Bereavement volunteer
  • Music volunteer
  • Special Events volunteer
  • Gardening
  • Flowers & More

Administrative/Office work, including:

  • Answering phone calls
  • Data entry
  • Mailings and photocopying
  • Filing
  • Giving tours of our facilities

We never ask our volunteers to do anything that they are not comfortable doing.

HospiceCare trains our volunteers! Training covers the following areas:

  • The HospiceCare philosophy
  • A comprehensive overview of HospiceCare services
  • Physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that people can encounter at end-of-life
  • Individual needs, including emotional support, emergency procedures, precautions and end-of-life procedures
  • An overview of chronic and life-limiting illnesses
  • Effective communication skills
  • Boundaries for the volunteer and the patient and family
  • Information about grief and loss

How do I sign up to be a HospiceCare volunteer?

If you’d like more information, or if you are interested in becoming a HospiceCare volunteer,go to www.hospicecarewv.org. Fill out the form and one of our Volunteer department staff will get in touch with you.

Of course, you can always call us at 304-768-8523 as well.

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Singing
  • Healthcare
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 days a week.
  • TB test, auto insurance

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