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Patient Companion Heroes Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Caris Healthcare

  • 17 people are interested

Caris Healthcare provides hospice volunteers to v olunteer directly with patients and caregivers in their place of residence, nursing home or assisted living community . These special volunteers provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support to patients and families.

A few examples of tasks: visit with patient so a caregiver can run errands, help organize photos, letter writing, reading a book, providing spiritual reading or prayer, hairstylists, musicians, the opportunity to touch the lives of others are endless!

This is a non-medical position and no physical labor is required.

The coverage area is for Washington, Smyth, Grayson, Tazwel l , Russell and Bristol, Virginia.

All hospice volunteers receive training to ensure that they feel comfortable performing their requested/assigned care activities. Volunteers determine the amount of time they can provide, but generally it is 1-2 hours a month!

We take pride in our world class volunteers. We believe they are the best of the best! Therefore, a ll volunteer candidates must pass a background check and TB screen prior to beginning service with our organization. Agency will cover the cost of the TB and background check. This is to ensure the safety of our patients and families.

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About Caris Healthcare



Mission Statement

Caris believes all patients and their family members deserve the best care and treatment throughout their time with us. Our nursing professionals, staff and volunteers are committed to excellence, while reflecting our core values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity and service.


Volunteers for Caris help patients and their families by making a difference in day-to-day life. Whether mowing the lawn or providing companionship, no volunteer assistance goes unnoticed or unneeded. We value our volunteers and appreciate how they make a difference for our patients.


Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Abingdon, VA 24210



  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Whatever fits into the volunteer's schedule
  • TB screen and background check (at our expense) for Patient Care Vols..........Background check (at our expense) for Administrative Vols......Special Project volunteers have no restrictions.

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