Become A Volunteer

Update for volunteers regarding COVID-19 concerns:

Capital Caring Health leadership is constantly monitoring CDC updates and making needed changes to our protocols based on CDC recommendations. unfortunately, we are temporarily suspending in-person visits from volunteers to help ensure we minimize any possible unintended exposure for patients and families – as well as helping safeguard the wellbeing of our volunteers as more cases are being reported in our service areas. Many nursing facilities and assisted living communities are also prohibiting all visitation except from medical staff.

We hope many of you will assist making supportive telephone calls, where appropriate, to those you have been visiting and might also assist us with tuck-in calls for all patients in each region. We also invite volunteers to write letters, make cards, and do other creative things to support our families.

Capital Caring Health 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.

Volunteers play key roles throughout Capital Caring Health

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.

Support Others

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

Volunteer at Capital Caring Health's Store

Sort, price and sell goods at the Capital Caring Health Store and Boutique in Falls Church, Virginia.

Help with administrative duties

Maintain our therapeutic garden

Our beautiful therapeutic garden is located at our Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center.
The Halquist Center is currently closed for renovations, but we are maintaining our beautiful gardens with help from our volunteers.

Capital Caring Health 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 Health 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.

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