Volunteer Opportunities at Capital Caring
Hospice volunteers are ordinary people of all ages with extraordinary talents who share a common bond–concern for others. They contribute to the overall well-being of our community one person and one family at a time. Volunteers help in many ways and are limited only by their imagination. Below is an alphabetical listing of the many compelling opportunities available to volunteers throughout the seven neighborhoods we serve, as well as at our two inpatient units-Halquist Memorial in Arlington-and the Adler Center for Caring, opening in the first quarter of 2014.
- Administrative Volunteer: Assist with clerical projects, mailings, data entry and phone support.
- Art Therapy Volunteer: Provide art therapy to patients and families.
- Bereavement Volunteer: Provide support to grieving families via phone calls, in-person visits and activities, and assist with support groups.
- Community Outreach Volunteer: Help increase public awareness about hospice and palliative care by networking, staffing information tables and providing presentations.
- Direct Patient Care Volunteer: Provide supportive and physical care to patients and families.
- Entertainment Volunteer: Provide musical and/or vocal entertainment to patients and families.
- Gift Shop Volunteer: Work in the Gift Shop at the Adler Center for Caring, assisting customers, and displaying and pricing merchandise.
- Hospitality Volunteer: Plan events to ensure maximum hospitality for patients, families and visitors via afternoon tea, restaurant nights, art therapy, music therapy, and speaking engagements.
- Landscape Volunteer: Oversee ongoing maintenance of exterior gardens and landscaping.
- Life Celebration Volunteer: Celebrate the life of patients through the Life Story Program and remembrance activities.
- Music Therapy Volunteer: Provide music therapy to patients and families.
- Pet Therapy Volunteer: Provide friendly visits to patients/families with your pet therapy dog (or other pet). Dog needs to be Pet Therapy Certified by PAL (People Animals Love), be current on shots and dog license, and have insurance.
- Professional Volunteer: Utilize their professional skills in their volunteer work, such as lawyers, accountants, beauticians, and notaries.
- Receptionist Volunteer: Greet visitors, answer basic questions and give tours of the facility. Answer phones, transfer calls, and take messages. May help with filing, copying and faxing.
- Thrift Store Volunteer: Assist with sorting donations, pricing items and merchandising. For more information, click here.
- Veteran Serving Veterans Volunteer: Assist with/perform Veteran’s Recognition Ceremonies for Adler patients who are veterans.
- Vigil Volunteer: Sit with dying patients so that they are not alone, provide respite and support to families at this time.
If any of these opportunities sound interesting to you, please contact us today!