Volunteer Services

Volunteers have always been the heart of any hospice organization, and Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter is no exception. Our agency began as a free volunteer service that coordinated nursing care and volunteer support for people with life-limiting illness and their families in 1980. Today, that same volunteer spirit enables the organization to continue to provide its services.

People of all ages from all walks of life become our volunteers. Many of them have personally seen the value of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter services. Most are concerned about end-of-life care issues and have a desire to help others.

Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and much-needed emotional support for patients and their families. They also assist hospice families with errands as needed. Volunteers act as objective, caring friends to people in need. They also provide administrative support, help with special events, and give assistance with community outreach.

Adult volunteers are a vital part of the hospice patient care team and can also provide essential assistance to the administrative team. As a hospice volunteer, you can:

  • Offer companionship
  • Visit or read to patients
  • Listen, hold a hand, run errands
  • Allow caregivers to rest
  • Help patients tell their life story
  • Assist at the Care Center
  • Provide support in the offices
  • Serve on vigil teams
  • Create baskets for caregivers
  • Bake cakes for all occasions
  • Cook meals of love for families of care center patients
  • Conduct pet therapy and help with healing arts
  • Offer information to the community
  • Participate in fund-raising events
  • Make new friends
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Become an essential part of our agency
  • Get back much more than you give
     

Potential volunteers meet with Volunteer Program staff members to discuss a match between their interests and current volunteer opportunities. Volunteers attend a training orientation before they begin serving. The training gives an in-depth overview of agency programs, services, and philosophy; discusses volunteer opportunities; and highlights end-of-life care issues and concerns. To keep information flowing and receive feedback from volunteers, support groups are held throughout the year. Continuing education sessions are offered on a regular basis. A monthly newsletter is sent to all active volunteers to enhance communication and keep them updated on agency events.

Current issue of Volunteer Newsletter

Should you be interested in our volunteer services, please fill out the form below.

Volunteer Services

Volunteers have always been the heart of any hospice organization, and Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter is no exception. Our agency began as a free volunteer service that coordinated nursing care and volunteer support for people with life-limiting illness and their families in 1980. Today, that same volunteer spirit enables the organization to continue to provide its services.

People of all ages from all walks of life become our volunteers. Many of them have personally seen the value of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter services. Most are concerned about end-of-life care issues and have a desire to help others.

Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and much-needed emotional support for patients and their families. They also assist hospice families with errands as needed. Volunteers act as objective, caring friends to people in need. They also provide administrative support, help with special events, and give assistance with community outreach.

Adult volunteers are a vital part of the hospice patient care team and can also provide essential assistance to the administrative team. As a hospice volunteer, you can:

  • Offer companionship
  • Visit or read to patients
  • Listen, hold a hand, run errands
  • Allow caregivers to rest
  • Help patients tell their life story
  • Assist at the Care Center
  • Provide support in the offices
  • Serve on vigil teams
  • Create baskets for caregivers
  • Bake cakes for all occasions
  • Cook meals of love for families of care center patients
  • Conduct pet therapy and help with healing arts
  • Offer information to the community
  • Participate in fund-raising events
  • Make new friends
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Become an essential part of our agency
  • Get back much more than you give
     

Potential volunteers meet with Volunteer Program staff members to discuss a match between their interests and current volunteer opportunities. Volunteers attend a training orientation before they begin serving. The training gives an in-depth overview of agency programs, services, and philosophy; discusses volunteer opportunities; and highlights end-of-life care issues and concerns. To keep information flowing and receive feedback from volunteers, support groups are held throughout the year. Continuing education sessions are offered on a regular basis. A monthly newsletter is sent to all active volunteers to enhance communication and keep them updated on agency events.

Current issue of Volunteer Newsletter

Should you be interested in our volunteer services, please fill out the form below.

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Volunteer Opportunities (check your areas of interest)
Patient Care in the Community
Patient Care in the Hospice Care Center
Answer Phones at the Administrative Offices
Front Desk at Hospice Care Center
Office Assistance
Bereavement
Fund Raising
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