LEXINGTON, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Hospice of Davidson County is looking for volunteers 16 years-old and up to join its team.
The nonprofit is currently seeking patient-family and administrative volunteers which serve in a variety of roles ranging from providing companionship for patients and families at the The Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice House, in their homes or at other facilities.
“There’s a place at Hospice of Davidson County for people with varying qualities and skills to share,” said Hillary Bennett, volunteer services manager. “We could use campus-based volunteers to help with the serenity garden or maintenance tasks, administrative volunteers, as well as patient-family volunteers who directly serve families in need.
“Patient-family volunteers remain our greatest need, in particular male volunteers. Caring and trustworthy people to provide companionship or caregiver respite to patients in nursing facilities or in their home,” Bennett adds.
Patient-family volunteers receive specialized training and support, enabling them to provide companionship and caregiver respite to those experiencing a life-limiting illness. The agency encourages patient-family volunteers to consider a commitment of one to three hours per week.
Hospice of Davidson County will hold an orientation and training session for those interested in volunteering with the agency Oct. 16-17 and October 23-24 from 9 a.m. – noon with refreshments provided. Training sessions will be held in the administrative building on the Hospice of Davidson County Campus, located at 200 Hospice Way in Lexington. Applications and registration are required by October 14.
About Hospice of Davidson County
For more than 30 years, Hospice of Davidson County has been a recognized leader in the advancement of quality end-of-life care across the Piedmont Triad region. Each day, the ACHC accredited agency provides comfort for more than 160 patients and their families, in a variety of locations, including private homes, in long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities and at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House, the only inpatient hospice facility in Davidson County. For more information, please visit hospiceofdavidson.org or Facebook.