Volunteer Opportunities

Ways to Volunteer

Direct Patient Care – Training RequiredVolunteer at HPCG

Direct patient care volunteers attend our basic orientation and training classes.

Ways to help:

  • Visit with patient/family on a regular basis for companionship and emotional support.
  • Stay with patient for short periods of time to provide respite for caregivers.
  • Run errands or provide transportation.
  • At the palliative care unit at Wesley Long Hospital, or at Beacon Place on the HPCG campus, our volunteers serve the needs of “the house” and may visit several different patients during a shift.
  • Volunteers may remain in touch with family members after the death of their loved ones, during the early stages of bereavement.

HPCG direct patient care volunteers may visit with patients at home, in the hospital or in a Guilford County long-term-care facility.

Contact Brenda Harris at 336.621.2500 or bharris@hospicegso.org for more information or to register.

Kids Path Program Support – Training Required

Kids Path program support volunteers receive an orientation to our programs at HPCG and an additional training that addresses family dynamics when a child has a life-threatening illness or condition, as well as how children respond to grief and loss.

Ways to help:

  • Visit and provide support for children with a life-threatening condition or those affected by a loved one’s illness, such as a sibling.
  • Run errands and provide respite to caregivers.
  • Help organize activities and give one-on-one time to children in bereavement support groups or at special events.
  • Help with CHAMP Camp, an annual camp for grieving children.
  • Help with our Aarvy Aardvark Puppet show, trouped by staff and volunteers, on grief and loss for third graders in Guilford County schools. Our show teaches children how to be supportive when losses occur.
  • Puppeteers do not need the additional Kids Path training.

Contact Brenda Harris at 336.621.2500 or bharris@hospicegso.org for more information or to register.

Support Volunteers – Training Required

Support volunteers receive an orientation to our programs at HPCG and additional training that is specialized for the chosen area of assistance.

Ways to help:

  • Staff the reception desk at Beacon Place and Kids Path by providing a welcoming presence to visitors, answering the phone and transferring calls to staff and residents.
  • Assist with various administrative tasks, such as recording information in patients’ charts, filing medical records,writing acknowledgements for donations and computer data entry.
  • Work on special projects.
  • Work with our horticultural therapist in the HPCG gardens.

Contact Brenda Harris at 336.621.2500 or bharris@hospicegso.org for more information or to register.

HPCG Speakers Bureau – Training Required

Speakers bureau volunteers receive an orientation to our programs at HPCG and an additional training that provides information on Hospice 101, grief and advance care planning.

Ways to help:

  • Attend public events, such as health fairs and trade shows to explain HPCG services, funding and how the community might support HPCG.
  • Set up our trade show display, answer questions and distribute literature at health fairs and other community awareness events.
  • Represent HPCG at United Way employee campaign rallies at local businesses.

Contact Brenda Harris at 336.621.2500 or bharris@hospicegso.org for more information or to register.

Volunteer for HPCG Special Events – No Prior Training required.

Ways to help:

  • Provide help in traffic direction, ushering and greeting at special events such as Light Up A Life.
  • Assist with office tasks such as data entry, phone calls, mailings and word processing.
  • Chair or co-chair an HPCG sponsored fundraising event.

Contact Brenda Harris at 336.621.2500 or bharris@hospicegso.org for more information or to register.

Group Volunteer Opportunities for HPCG

Following are some suggestions based on successful past projects; however, our needs vary and change. We welcome your ideas for ways your group can be of service to HPCG.

Ways to help:

  • Tend gardens and grounds around our campus to promote a year-round atmosphere of serenity and natural beauty for visitors and residents.
  • Host a special occasion at Beacon Place such as an ice cream social, cookout or cookies and punch.
  • Prepare home-cooked meals for homecare families, families at Beacon Place and families at the palliative care unit at Wesley Long Hospital. Often, families spend long hours with their loved ones and a home-cooked meal helps them through a difficult period.
  • Holidays such as Yom Kippur, Christmas, Hanukkah or Thanksgiving are made special by an individual or a group willing to provide food, decorations or gifts.
  • Drivers.
  • Busy Bee Crafters sew, knit and crochet items for HPCG patients.
  • Notaries.
  • Carpenters, gardening and minor home maintenance.
  • Activity helpers at Kids Path CHAMP Camp (special orientation required).
  • Cake bakers for patient birthdays or other special occasions.

Contact Brenda Harris at 336.621.2500 or bharris@hospicegso.org for more information or to register. 

 

Teen Volunteer Program – Training Required

Ways to help:

  • Provide support in long-term care facilities.
  • Visit with patients and family members.
  • Play cards and checkers or discuss book, sports and current affairs.
  • Write notes for patients to loved ones.

Contact Brenda Harris at 336.621.2500 or bharris@hospicegso.org for more information or to register.