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Volunteer Volunteer at Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

Both Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph were founded by volunteers. Today, volunteers continue to play a big role in helping us achieve our mission of connecting individuals and their families to the care they seek, on the terms they choose.

Volunteer

Volunteers at Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph provide emotional and practical support to hospice patients and their families in both homes and nursing facilities. Volunteer activities may include supportive phone calls and visits, providing respite for the caregiver, running errands, providing transportation, delivering meals or doing simple chores.

Each volunteer is asked to spend at least one hour or make one telephone contact per week with the patient and/or his or her family. Volunteers are carefully screened and trained and come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Volunteers must be age 18-years of age or older, and a 12-hour training session is required.

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteering at Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph can be a life-changing experience for you and the clients we serve. When we give freely of our time and ourselves, the beginning of a happier life for us and those around us begins. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with us, and it’s likely one is right for you.

Volunteer Application

Join us for the next volunteer training class

Volunteer Information Session

Come and learn more about volunteering at Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph. This session is required for all prospective volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospice Inpatient Volunteers

We have two types of volunteer opportunities at our hospice inpatient facilities, Hospice Home at High Point and the Randolph Hospice House. One of them might be right for you.

  • On-site Volunteers: Assist with greeting incoming guests, giving facility tours, answering phones, monitoring the family room and family kitchen, restocking supplies and assisting at the team station. Volunteers must be 18-years old and the standard 12-hour training is required.
  • Direct Patient Care Volunteers: Provide support to patients and their families at the Hospice Home at High Point and Randolph Hospice House, just as they do in patient’s homes. Activities may include visiting with patients and families, reading, respite relief for the family, assisting with meal selection, passing and picking up meal trays, and comforting families. Volunteers must be 18-years old and a 12-hour training is required.

Bereavement Volunteers

Assist the Grief Counseling Center by providing bereavement and grief support to families after the loss of a loved one. Activities include preparing mailings, filing documents, and assisting with support groups. The standard 12-hour training course is required plus specialized bereavement training.

Children′s Program Volunteers

Work with our children′s counselor in providing grief support through creative activities and events. The standard 12-hour training course is required plus specialized training in dealing with children and grief.

Transportation Volunteers

Provide transportation for patients and caregivers to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, and pharmacies. The standard 12-hour training session is required and automobile insurance of at least $100,000 per occurrence and $100,000 in aggregate must be continuously maintained.

Office Volunteers

Help with tasks such as answering phones, making copies, filing, data entry, assisting with large mailings, and other tasks depending on the skills of the volunteer and hospice needs. A three-hour training and orientation are required.

Special Project Volunteers

Assist with special activities including fundraising events and holiday projects. Individual and special training sessions are provided.

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