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Volunteer Training – New Hanover
January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hospice volunteers help patients where they live—in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers can also give administrative support, assist with special events and provide community outreach by sharing Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s message.
Volunteers can assist patients and families with lawn care, pet care, providing meals, helping to fulfill a bucket list item, planning a life celebration, baking a cake for a special occasion or creating a memory board or photo album as a family keepsake. Volunteers with specialized training or certifications can provide manicures or pedicures, hair bushing or styling, hand massages and other special services.
Volunteers can also provide respite for caregivers and much-needed emotional support for families and patients with advanced illnesses.
Volunteers serve as caring friends to people in need. They offer companionship, can visit or read to patients, listen, hold a hand, run errands, allow caregivers to rest, and help patients tell their life stories.
Individuals of all ages, walks of life and skill sets, as well as groups are encouraged to volunteer.
Prospective volunteers must complete orientation.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer in New Hanover County and attending training should contact Kayla Coleman, community outreach coordinator, at 910-796-8046 or Kayla.Coleman@lcfh.org.