Patients living in Gaston County are in need of volunteers to brighten their day by offering the gift of friendship during these difficult times.
Carolina Caring volunteers put their passions into practice, offering time and talents to soothe the lives of other people during difficult times - and for no other reward than the knowledge that good is being done.
What does a Hospice volunteer do? How can I help during COVID-19?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, volunteers are not making in-home or facility face to face visits at this time. Volunteers can connect with patients via writing letters, mailing encouraging cards, talking with patients or caregivers on the phone, delivering groceries, etc.
Every volunteer receives free and comprehensive training prior to volunteering. Trainings are offered in Gaston County. The session is designed to give volunteers the information needed to be well-prepared for their role as a volunteer serving our patients and families. Training is provided at no cost to the volunteer.
All volunteers must complete an application, including 2 personal or professional references, along with a criminal background check.
Two TB skin tests are required. No cost to the volunteer.
Currently, families and medical professionals in 12 counties count on our organization to comfort, uplift, and care for individuals challenged by advanced illness, readily entrusting their loved ones to our expertise.
'You matter because you are you; you matter to the last moment of your life; and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.’-- Dame Cicely Saunders, MD
To learn more, contact Sara Waugh at 828-466-0466 ext. 2141 or email@example.com
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Carolina Caring
3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658, US
To provide world-class, compassionate care by engaging all individuals and their families to enhance living. Volunteers needed in Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Mecklenburg & Rowan counties.
Carolina Caring was established as one of North Carolina’s original three hospice providers in 1979, when formalized end-of-life care was in its early stages. We began as a small group of grassroots volunteers who came together to support families in our immediate community.
Through the years, we learned more, grew more, and became a valued resource both locally and regionally. Thanks to our reputation for quality care and compassion, we were invited into neighboring towns and counties, and we accepted the call to help folks throughout the Catawba Valley. Currently, families and medical professionals in 12 counties count on Carolina Caring to comfort, uplift, and care for individuals challenged by advanced illness, readily entrusting their loved ones to our expertise.