Capital Caring would truthfully not exist without our volunteers. In 1977, this organization was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers, deeply committed to making a profound and positive impact in our community.
Capital Caring’s volunteers are core members of our care teams. Comprising of many diverse backgrounds, each of our volunteers bring special skills to improve our ability to offer excellent care. Regardless of what type of skill you have to offer, you will enjoy the rewarding experience of working with inspiring and caring people. We hope you consider joining us today!
Volunteers play key roles throughout Capital Caring
We are always looking for caring, compassionate people like you, who want to give something back to their community.
Below are a few examples volunteers roles throughout the organization. For the full list, click here.
Provide Comfort to Hospice Patients
Provide comfort and companionship to our seriously ill hospice services patients. Examples include: reading to a patient or running an errand for a stressed family.
Give support over the phone and in-person to those who have lost a loved one and are grieving.
Increase Public Awareness
Help increase public awareness about hospice and palliative care by networking, staffing information tables and providing presentations.
Provide art or music therapy to patients and families
Organize lively fundraising events with Resource Development
Our beautiful therapeutic garden is located at our Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center.
Capital Caring prides itself on providing the very highest level of care to each patient. Because of this commitment, all staff and volunteers are screened and evaluated. Standards of conduct apply to all paid and volunteer staff.
Please note our One Year Rule for Patient Care Volunteering:
Due to the profound effects of grief, we ask you to wait at least one year after having experienced a loss before becoming a Capital Caring Hospice Services patient volunteer. We have found, based over 35 years of experience that it takes that long to live with one’s own grief before truly being able to help others in similar situations. Having said that, you are welcome to help us in our offices with important administrative support, to join our Facebook community and, of course, to attend our many community events. We would love to hear from you.