For more information, contact Kristie Byrd (North Carolina) at 336-789-2922 or Jessica Harmon (Virginia) at 276-694-4416.
Office Support Volunteer
Many duties are available for those interested in being an office assistant. Below is a list of some available duties.
- Typing letters and envelopes
- Entering data in the computer
- Copying pamphlets and other materials
- Assisting with medical records
- Labeling and sorting mailings
- Folding and stuffing mailings
The fundamental role is that of a trusting, caring friend. The volunteer serves as a catalyst for the patient and family, listening and then encouraging the family to finalize unfinished business, to heal old wounds in relationships and to prepare the family for life without the dying person. Patient/family volunteers provide a variety of services based on training and experience. Sixteen hours of one-on-one or group training is required for all patient/family volunteers. Below is a list of some services provided by patient/family volunteers.
- Emotional Support
- Respite care
- Light household chores
- Pet care
- Veterans support
Provide individual, emotional support to grieving adults in the community and assists with the Annual Brighter Days Children's Grief Camp. The volunteer serves as a willing and sensitive listener, and assists in the process of identifying the individuals' coping skills. Being a bereavement volunteer requires sixteen hours of one-on-one or group training and additional bereavement training.
Special Events Volunteer
Plan and coordinate or assist with one or more of the events held for patients, bereaved individuals, families, staff and fundraising. Below is a list of some events.
- Memorial Services
- Autumn Leaves Festival Booth
- Memorial Ornament Trees
- Special Holiday Visits
- Tour de Mayberry Ride-n-Run
- Annual Yadkin Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner
- Special Projects
- Group Volunteering
Special Talent Volunteer
Bring a special talent to the hospice family and use that talent wherever it is needed. The options for special talent volunteers are limitless but below is a list of examples.
- Yard work
- Food preparation
- Arts and crafts, prayer shawl ministry groups
- Maintenance services
All prospective volunteers must complete a training course specific to their role. This can vary from 1-16 hours depending on the role. Training is provided in a group or one-on-one setting.
In addition to basic training, each volunteer (that will be going into the home of patients), will be expected to complete a TB screening, receive annual flu vaccines, pass a criminal background check, complete continuing education, maintain active involvement in hospice programs and have access to dependable transportation with automobile liability insurance coverage.
For more information about becoming a volunteer or to reserve your seat for the next training, contact your local office or fill out this form and we will contact you.