Hospice Doves' Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Hospice Doves shall be to offer volunteer assistance to all disciplines, to provide direct volunteer services to patients/families, to recognize needs in the community and to raise funds to help meet those needs.
Our Hospice Doves, the volunteer 'staff' for Hospice of Rockingham County (HRC), are special people - the very heart and hands of our organization. We are Medicare/Medicaid certified, but in order to be certified, a certain percentage of patient care has to be provided on a volunteer basis. Without our loyal corps of talented and compassionate volunteers, we would sooner or later have to close our doors. But putting financial aspects aside, The Doves help keep HRC running like a well-oiled machine.
As integral parts of the Hospice team, either directly or indirectly, our volunteers enable patients with limited life expectancies to continue to live each day to the fullest. Many different types of volunteers are vital to the success of Hospice. Whatever your talent or skills, Hospice can utilize your abilities. If you have as few as a couple hours a week available, please consider becoming a Hospice volunteer.
Below is a sampling of the various types of volunteer opportunities available at HRC:
A Patient Care Volunteer May
An Office Volunteer Might
Our Special Events Volunteers Sometimes
A Bereavement Volunteer Might
All HRC volunteers are required to complete training classes, and classes are offered approximately three times each year at the Hospice office. Please see our class schedule under the Upcoming Events tab.
Classes are offered free of charge and HRC provides all materials. There is no obligation to become a volunteer after training. If someone decides that Hospice volunteering just is not for them, we certainly understand and respect that.
Meetings for our active volunteers are held in the community room in our Hospice Home on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Hospice always needs volunteers, especially those available during the day, and male volunteers are always in very short supply.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call Barbara Moore, Manager of Volunteer Services at 427-9026, ext. 402, or you may email her at email@example.com.