Volunteer & Service - Hospice Care

 

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The Hospice Care Volunteer Program is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Volunteers were responsible for founding Hospice Care and they remain the cornerstones even today. When indicated and agreed upon by the patient and family, a trained volunteer is assigned to provide respite care and support. However, the nature of Hospice Care's services means we are always looking for individuals with varying personalities, talents and time.

Hospice Care Volunteer & Service Opportunities


Office Volunteers
Provide administrative support to Hospice staff in our offices such as filing, computer input, assembling information packets, telephone support and reception work.

Thrift Store Volunteers
Support Hospice Thrift Stores in providing a wide array of services such as cashier, pricing, sorting, stocking and store upkeep.

Fundraising/Community Outreach/Speakers Bureau Volunteers
Assist with community programs and events that raise funds and community awareness of Hospice Care Corporation such as health fairs, speaking engagements, golf tournaments, Light Up A Life, Camp Nabe, and Walk For Hospice. Also assist with presenting information in regards to Hospice Care Corporation to community members.

Patient/Family Support Volunteers
Provide companionship and support to Hospice Care patients and families in their own homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Duties may include respite care, reading to the patient, running errands, and light housework.

Bereavement Volunteers
Provide companionship and support to people who are suffering any type of grief (not limited to those who have lost a loved one). Duties may include home visits, telephone calls, and Transitions Center Training.

Music Volunteers
Provide musical companionship and support to patients and families by singing or playing a musical instrument in the home or a home-like setting.

“Last Watch” Volunteers
Provide companionship to patients in their last hours and minutes of life. Provide support and respite care to families in nursing and assisted living facilities.

Activity Volunteers
Provide assistance to patients in nursing and assisted living facilities with activities provided monthly by Hospice Care Outreach Team (i.e., play games, design crafts, afternoon tea, reading).

Life Review
Facilitate for patients and families the recording of a history of their life, and chronicling their responses on CD, DVD, or a picture slide show.

Maintenance/Construction Volunteers
Assist Hospice Care Maintenance personnel in upkeep, repair, and needed constructions for patient homes, Hospice Care Thrift Stores, and Hospice Care offices.

Children's Bereavement Camp - Camp Nabe (Nah' bee)

Camp Nabe (Nah' bee) is a bereavement camp designed for children 7-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The camp is offered at no cost and is open to any child in West Virginia . The weekend event contains fun activities intermixed with coping skills and appropriate alternatives in expressing their grief. Call 304-864-0884 for more details.

Download 2014 Camp Nabe brochure
Download 2014 Camp Nabe Camper Application
Download 2014 Camp Nabe Adult Volunteer Application


To learn more about hospice volunteering, please contact the following:

In Monongalia County:

Janie Godfrey Jennelle, RD, LD, LDN
Corporate Dietitian/Volunteer Service Coordinator

3363 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505

304-599-4200
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In Marion, Monongalia, and Wetzel Counties:

Janie Johnston

Volunteer Service Coordinator

1406 Country Club Road
Fairmont, WV 26554

304-363-3815
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In Preston, Tucker, Taylor and Barbour Counties:

Volunteer Service Coordinator

169 Diamont Street
Elkins, WV  26241

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In Braxton, Calhoun, Gilmer and Pochahontas Counties:

Donna Seibert
Volunteer Service Coordinator

PO Box 323
Burnsville, WV 26335

304-637-0618
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