New Volunteer Orientation and Education


Cause Areas


Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:00 AM - Tue Dec 18, 2018 02:00 PM


2922 WEST MARSHALL STREETRichmond, VA 23230


Every TUESDAY from 10am - 2pm AT Home Care Hospice will host Volunteer Education and New Volunteer Orientation.

All volunteers are required to attend a 4-5 hour orientation at the AT Home Care Hospice home office, located at 2922 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Volunteers need to schedule a time to come in for an orientation with

Deserae Saunders-Austin, Volunteer Services Coordinator.

Contact Deserae at (804) 358-3480 or

  • Pre-Orientation & Items Needed for Orientation

  • TB Test: An on-staff nurse will administer a TB test. This can either be done at the orientation or on another day. The TB test needs to be administered on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday because the volunteer needs to come back two days later to have the test read.

The volunteer cannot wait longer than two days.

  • Volunteers need to come in for a second TB test within two weeks of having the first test done, unless you can provide proof of a previous skin test done within the last year.

  • Volunteers Need to Bring the Following Items to Orientation:

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card/birth certificate or their passport
  • Copy of their Auto Insurance Declaration Page

Direct Care

  • Companion/Respite: volunteers provide on-going support and reassurance to patients and their families residing at home or skilled nursing facilities. Respite care allows caregivers to take care of necessary errands, get some time away or just take a nap. However, the most important thing the volunteer offers is the gift of their presence.
  • Veteran to Veteran Volunteer: Veterans can relate to our patients who are also veterans. We are seeking veterans who will serve as companions to other veterans and provide a listening ear.
  • Vigil Volunteer: volunteers are a calming and supportive presence for patients who are actively dying and have no one available to be with them. Vigil volunteers also offer comfort and respite to family member who need to take a break from the bedside of their loved one or who do not wish to be alone during this time.
  • Memoir Maker: volunteers help our patients leave a lasting memory for their families by writing their "memoir" by interviewing patients about the important moments of their lives and weave them into a document that will be cherished for generations
  • Light Housekeeping/Yard work: Many of our patients or their caregivers are unable to perform light housekeeping activities. As a volunteer, you would perform "light" duties such as vacuuming, laundry, dusting, meal preparation, lawn mowing, and tending to gardens/watering plants.


  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months

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