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Trellis Supportive Care

At Trellis Supportive Care, we believe that volunteers are the heart of Hospice, generously offering their time, talents and endless energy. The reasons people volunteer are endless. Some people volunteer because they want to give back to their community; others volunteer because they believe in the vision and mission of Hospice. And, then there are some who volunteer for Hospice because they have been personally impacted by the warmth of Hospice care, palliative care, and grief counseling at a difficult time in their loved one’s life. Regardless of their reason, most volunteers will modestly say that they receive much more than they give.

Trellis Supportive Care volunteers come from all walks of life and represent the cultural diversity of our community. Volunteers are students, homemakers, professionals, seniors and retirees who care enough to share their spare time either during the day, in the evening, or on weekends.

Animal Assisted Therapy volunteer opportunities are available in the Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home, long term care facilities and in patient’s homes. Therapy certification and animal health records are required prior to training.

AAT Volunteers are required to:

  • Maintain dog’s immunization record & bring it with them
  • Put therapy certification tag & Trellis Supportive Care badge on the animals collar before entering facility
  • Bathe dog within 24 hours of visiting
  • Maintain control of the dog while at facility
  • Put a towel on the patient’s bed before allowing dog to sit/lay on bed


Volunteer requirements are.

  • Volunteer Application
  • Interview/Assessment
  • Background Check
  • TB Test
  • Flu vaccine
  • COVID vaccine (This is a requirement as of now but may be lifted in the future.)
  • 2 personal or professional references
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • Proof of Current Automobile Insurance Liability
  • 12 hours of Direct/Clinical Support Training

The online application is located below.

https://www.trellissupport.org/sites/default/files/2018_NEW_Trellis_Volunteer_Application.pdf

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About Trellis Supportive Care

Location:

101 Hospice LN, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, US

Mission Statement

Trellis Supportive Care, provides compassionate care for those individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their families, through quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support.

Description

In 1979, Trellis Supportive Care was founded by concerned members of our community. As the first hospice in North Carolina, we have remained at the forefront, expanding services to meet the needs of patients and families in our community. We have made it our mission to provide compassionate care for those individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their families, through quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support. The Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home opened in 1998 and has 40 private patient rooms. As well, we serve patients and families across a 13 county demographic in their homes, long term care facilities or where ever the patient calls home.

Animals
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Winston-Salem, NC 27103

(36.05647,-80.33245)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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