LEXINGTON, N.C. (Sept 25, 2018) – Hospice of Davidson County is looking for volunteers to join its team.
Each year, volunteers play an important role in the care Hospice of Davidson County provides to the patients and families it serves. In 2017, volunteers contributed more than 2,700 hours of service with a cost savings of more than $60,000 to the agency.
Hospice of Davidson County 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 to greeting guests at the Hinkle Hospice House, serving meals, baking cakes, preparing mailings and more.
Patient-family volunteers receive specialized training, enabling them to provide companionship and caregiver support to those experiencing a life-limiting illness. The agency encourages patient-family volunteers to consider a commitment of one to three hours per week and be at least 16 years old.
“As high schoolers are getting into their civics classes and clubs, this is a perfect time for them to explore volunteering with Hospice of Davidson County,” said Rebecca Sink, community outreach manager. “From delivering meals or folding linens at the Hinkle Hospice House, to assisting with administrative tasks or with community events, there are tons volunteer opportunities for teens 16 and up.”
Hospice of Davidson County will hold an orientation and training session for those interested in volunteering with the agency October 22-23 and October 29-30 from 6-9 p.m. with dinner served. 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 19.
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 130 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.