Patient and Family Support Volunteers visit patients wherever patients call home, such as private homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. We pair patients and volunteers keeping both patient needs and the volunteer’s comfort level in mind. Often the experience is like visiting a friend while the caregiver runs an errand or who simply takes a much-needed break.
Volunteer Clergy are ordained ministers or priests who volunteer to minister to patients requesting a visit to address their spiritual needs. These individuals already serve in their own faith communities and have additional hospice training to minister to the special needs of hospice patients and families. Our Volunteer Clergy visit patients and families wherever they call home or at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.
Volunteers at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House provide Reception Services as a friendly welcome to visitors while Bedside Volunteers with special training assist in helping our professional staff with patient needs.
Bereavement Volunteers are specially trained to be that friendly caller who checks on family members of patients who have died. These invaluable volunteers provide families much needed support and someone to talk with about their grief. Camp Good Grief and Family Retreat Volunteers assist at our special camps helping participants through their own grief processes.
Administrative Volunteers extend the hands of our professional staff in our offices. Office Volunteers help coordinate mailings, send thank-you acknowledgments, answer phones or perform any number of other office tasks.
Project Volunteers include Snack Basket, Hug Basket and Craft Volunteers. Snack Basket Volunteers, from families – to school organizations – to faith communities, provide our house guests with snacks and special occasion tea parties. Hug Basket Volunteers provide personal care items for our home and house patients. Prayer Shawl Volunteers knit or crochet shawls or lap blankets for our patients. Other Craft Volunteers provide clothing protectors and handmade quilts. Crafters work at home or as members of groups to provide these special items.
Friends of Hospice Volunteers meet quarterly to plan fundraising or special events for Hospice of Huntington.
Veteran Volunteers are veterans who have a special calling to visit with other veterans who are at the end-of-life and need the ear and friendship that can only come from another veteran. Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteers are trained as Patient Care Volunteers.