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.
If you would like to become a Hospice Volunteer, please call
and ask for our Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. Your involvement can be a rewarding experience as well as helping our program of care.
We celebrate our Volunteers! We honor all volunteers who are dedicated to providing care and support for the patients who are nearing the end of life’s journey.
Across the country, more than 458,000 trained volunteers provide more than 21 million hours of service to Hospice organizations. More than 1.58 million people receive compassionate care from hospice every year, and hospice volunteers are an integral part of the care team.
Craven County Hospice staff and employees would like to publicly thank our volunteers! Volunteers provide care by spending time with the patients, providing pet, music and other alternative therapies, providing assistance without bereavement program, assisting in the office and much more. This work is invaluable. Their dedication and selfless commitment enables us to fulfill our mission: to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. Their acts of compassion both large and small, give our patients comfort, and companionship that make the difference at a very critical point in their lives.
To Craven County Hospice volunteers and all volunteers, thank you!
To Discover how YOU can make a Difference in a person’s life, Become a Hospice Volunteer! You may call our office at 252-636-4930 for more information, complete the form on our website requesting more information and note your are interested in becoming a volunteer. Make an ETERNAL difference, Volunteer!