From the Triangle to the coast, there are very special volunteers who give gifts of time and love to families who are facing final illnesses. 3HC is grateful for the many individuals over the years who have served as hospice volunteers.
Volunteers add a special layer of support to our hospice patients. Beyond the excellent care given by our medical professionals, volunteers are often a friend outside the family who can add additional perspective and non-judgmental listening at a time when it is greatly needed.
3HC’s Hospice Volunteers help families and patients in many ways: companionship, reading, listening, running errands, light housekeeping, shopping, yard work, spiritual care…the list is endless and varied. And volunteers, themselves, receive many blessings from their service.
Volunteers provide support in patients’ homes, assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, or one of our Hospice Centers. Volunteers can also help 3HC with administrative and fundraising activies.
Bess, one of our Kinston volunteers says, “I want to give of myself, hoping to make suffering easier for the patient and their family.”
Join our team of volunteers! Email us to request an application at volunteer@3HC.org.
Our Hospice Volunteer Coordinators
Volunteer postions available:
Volunteers may visit with patients, read to them, take walks, help write letters, and engage in meaningful activities.
Family Support & Respite
Volunteers relieve and support caregivers by helping with shopping, light housekeeping, and engaging with patients.
Spiritual & Bereavement Support
Volunteers work closely with our professional bereavement team to help patients and families in many ways.
Volunteers who have clerical skills may help with administrative duties at local 3HC offices or Hospice Centers.
Fundraising & Special Events
Fundraising responsibilites range include prepariring mailings, thank you letters, organizing events, and contacting donors.
Volunteers help children learn ways to cope with grief and mourning during our annual bereavement camp.
A Volunteer’s Story
I had the honor and privilege to work with many WWII Veterans who came home from the war’s death and destruction and put it all behind them. They went to work, raised a family and continued to honor God and country. Most never shared their war experiences with their children, but did so with me. After they died, I was able to tell their children just how much of a war hero their fathers were. There were other veterans who came home after exposure to nuclear radiation in Japan with resulting tumors and cancers. They established their businesses and were productive members of their community. It has been a great reward for me to have known and served them.
We all know what it costs financially to get or receive help of any kind. Many services are increasingly beyond reach with cuts in funding at the federal, state and local levels. When funds are tight, then TIME and Talent become ever more important. Yes, money can buy many things, but sharing oneself is the gift that keeps on giving.
Without a doubt we are the most generous people and country in the world. If you share your time and talent, you will find the joy of giving of yourself the greatest blessing unequaled by all the other riches of this life. Try it and be amazingly blessed for loving your fellow man. God bless you and please contact 3HC to be trained as a volunteer.”
3HC Volunteer Since 1999