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.
Volunteers at Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph provide emotional and practical support to hospice patients and their families in homes, nursing facilities and our inpatient hospice 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
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Hospice Inpatient Volunteers
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Your entire team was amazing. They are very professional in their work but also have big hearts and it comes through in how they do their work and in their positive attitudes.
Thank you for making your home like her home, warm and comfortable.
Your kindness and efforts go far beyond the patients and extend to their families and friends.
Everyone who cared for my wife was, without exception, caring, kind, and exceptionally capable individuals who seemed to truly care about her well-being and care.
Your staff (at Hospice Home) was confident, thoughtful, kind and very loving to my mom. When we couldn’t be there or take care of her needs, you took care of her.
My mother spent her last days in your facility. I want to thank you for the gifts you gave to her and our family. The dignity, caring, professionalism, and kindness will remain a bright part of our saying goodbye to our mother.
My family and I would not have made it without Hospice.
For many veterans, military service is the most important thing that they have done in their lives.” As part of We Honor Veterans, those patients are now paired with a volunteer who also served in the military and share a common bond.
Thank you for all of your care, concern, education and kindness during Mom’s last year. My grief journey has had a lighter backpack because of Hospice.
Their touch, their time, their words were the comfort of a lifetime.
We were privileged to have the support of (Hospice)…They nurtured and cared for my husband as if he was their only patient.
Me consuela saber que mi esposa tuvo los mejores cuidados gracias a Hospice. La ayudaron a ella y a nuestra familia en todas las maneras posibles.
I thank God for putting good people in the right job for people like me.
We were so impressed by your staff and your desire to help us. No one wants to need Hospice, but when a person does, it is a tremendous blessing. Thanks again for the care you gave my dad, and ultimately all of us.
I would like to say that you have a beautiful Hospice Home. It is so nice and serene. I love the “quiet spots” that you can go to and meditate. Thank you so much in helping make my mother’s last days on this earth a little better and comforting.