At Craven County Hospice, volunteers are a vital part of our team. When volunteers visit patients in our community, they provide emotional support and companionship while sharing interests, hobbies and quiet moments.
Every volunteer helps to meet the unique needs of a Hospice family according to each individual volunteer’s personal skills, interests and available time. Our volunteers perform different tasks for our patients’ and their families. They may be asked to prepare a light meal, read to the patient, play board games, light yard work at the patient’s home or may simply listen to the patient’s or family’s story. Craven County Hospice volunteers provide much needed respite for caregivers. Volunteers, also, provide continuing support to families after a loss. Other volunteers provide clerical support, assist with special events, write notes to our patients, phone patients for a weekly “tuck in” call (contact the family prior to the weekend to insure they have what they need to make it through the weekend) or assist with “special projects” as needed.
To ensure that all volunteers are equipped for the challenge, we offer a 12 hour comprehensive educational volunteer training program. The training is held at the Craven County Health Department over a period of two days. Through the training, volunteers learn about Hospice as a concept of caring and develop skills which enable them to be a vital member of the Hospice team. If you would like to make a difference in the life of someone facing life’s most challenging journey in our community, please complete the form below.