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COVID-19 Update

Per Atrium Health policy, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Volunteers. Unvaccinated applicants may receive their COVID-19 vaccines during the health clearance process, if selected to our program. Masks are required at all our facilities for visitors, patients, teammates, and Volunteers, regardless of vaccination status.

Volunteering is truly the gift that rewards the giver as much as the recipient.

Carefully chosen and carefully trained, our volunteers bring an open heart and an extra pair of hands while they donate their time, efforts and talents to patients and their loved ones.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the areas of patient care, community service and administration. Volunteers are required to attend 12 hours of our general volunteer training sessions. These sessions are scheduled throughout the year.

Become a Volunteer

It takes a special person to be a volunteer. Here are some of the qualities that make our volunteers so successful:

  • Flexibility: our volunteers are comfortable with a variety of people and situations
  • Non-judgmental attitude: our volunteers set aside their own attitudes and beliefs
  • Warmth and compassion: hospice volunteers are experts at sharing themselves with those in need
  • A passion to help people: they also have energy and optimism
  • Ability to work with others: each volunteer is a vital part of the team

Apply to volunteer at Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County

Email us for more information or call our office.

Volunteer opportunities

  • Administrative volunteers

    As an administrative volunteer, you may assist with filing, typing, answering phones and help with mailings.

  • Community volunteers

    Community volunteers help spread the word about hospice care and have opportunities to help with special events, fundraisers and health fairs.

  • Interlude music volunteers

    Music volunteers have additional training to prepare them for playing soothing, comforting music for patients at Tucker Inpatient Unit, in nursing care facilities and in patients’ homes. Some instruments played by volunteers include harp, piano, mandolin, mandola, guitar, bowed psaltery and flute.

    Once you have completed your 12-hour general volunteer training, you need to schedule an audition and additional musical training with our Interlude Director.

  • Patient and family care volunteers

    As a patient and family care volunteer, you may spend a lot of time sitting and talking with patients. You may help with household duties, write letters, make phone calls, brush hair, play soothing music, do laundry, among other things. You may also have the opportunity to help someone achieve a final wish.

    Patient/Family care volunteers serve at Tucker Inpatient Unit, in nursing care facilities and in homes of patients.

  • Teen volunteers

    Teen volunteers may assist patients in nursing facilities and at Tucker Inpatient Unit. Teens may also participate in administrative and community volunteer opportunities for hospice. Teens need to be at least 16 years old and will be required to have a permission form signed by a parent/guardian.

Hospice care team

  • Medical management
  • Oversight of care
  • Home visits
  • Coordination with primary physician
  • Manage pain and other symptoms
  • Address medication needs
  • Coordinate equipment and supply needs
  • Teach and support caregivers
  • Serve as liaison between physician and the patient and their family
  • Coordinate care with nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, volunteers
  • Intermittent personal care, such as assistance with bathing and personal needs
  • Assisting with activities of daily living
  • Changing bed linens, straightening up patient care area

Additional ways you can donate

You can also support Hospice of Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County by donating or fundraising.