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.
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.
As of March 2022, volunteers are now able to make home and IPU visits but no facility visits. Volunteers must sign and complete our waiver (facilitated through their regional volunteer manager) and watch personal protective equipment (PPE) training. Volunteers will be provided proper PPE (eye protection and medical mask) by their regional volunteer manager prior to making any visits.
The importance of hospice volunteers at Capital Caring Health
Are you considering being a hospice volunteer? We are always looking for caring, compassionate people like you, who want to give something back to their community. Our hospice care volunteers are core members of the Capital Caring Health team and help improve our ability to offer excellent care.
How our hospice volunteers make a local impact
There are many ways you can lend support as one of our volunteers within the local community. Here are some of the many ways you can help someone in need:
For the full list of available opportunities, view our hospice care volunteer application.
Capital Caring Health prides itself on providing the 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.
Capital Caring’s 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 on 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, attend our many community events. We would love to hear from you!
Additional Volunteer Resources
For further information on being a Capital Caring Health hospice volunteer in VA, MD, or Washington D.C., please check out these additional resources: