Volunteer Opportunities with Hospice of the Rapidan
VOLUNTEERS are an essential part of high quality hospice care. Each volunteer contributes directly to a better quality of life for patients, caregivers and families. President George W. Bush, 2002 State of the Union Address
President George W. Bush,
2002 State of the Union Address
· Patient/Family Support – By sitting with a patient, reading a book, playing cards, singing a song or holding a hand, volunteers connect patients to the world outside their home and provide companionship that can make all the difference. By running errands, picking up prescriptions, or sitting with a patient, volunteers give caregivers and families much needed relief from the stress of full time care of a dying loved one.
· Office Support – By assisting with clerical work, answering phones, mailings, data entry and other essential administrative tasks, volunteers help our staff better serve patients, families and our community.
· Events – Volunteers are essential members of the team that plans and executes Hospice of the Rapidan’s community events, presentations, fund raisers and other activities.
· Special Skills – Hospice of the Rapidan’s patients benefit greatly from the efforts of volunteers with special skills, such as hairdressers, musicians, massage, and those with certified therapy dogs. The difference these volunteers make is extraordinary!
“Hospice made such impression on me that after my Dad's passing I became a hospice volunteer. I have now been volunteering actively for almost 2 years, and find it more rewarding than I ever expected.”
Who can volunteer?
Teen Volunteer Program
Hospice of the Rapidan has volunteer opportunities for high school students in all five counties we serve. Teens can work directly with patients and families. Activities include brightening a patient’s day with a visit, playing cards or reading a book with a patient, and sharing computer knowledge to help patients and families stay in touch. In Culpeper we also have opportunities for teens to help in our office or with events like our Butterfly Release and Tree of Lights Celebrations. No special skills or prior experience is needed. We provide training and appropriate supervision. All that is required is sensitivity, caring, friendliness, and a desire to make a difference.
How do I apply to become a volunteer or get more information?
Information For Current Volunteers
Lunch 'n Learn Schedule
Culpeper 3rd Tuesday of every other month
Hospice of the Rapidan’s Office
1200 Sunset Lane, Culpeper
Warrenton 2nd Tuesday of every other month
Bethel United Methodist Church
Route 628 off of Route 17, north of Warrenton
Directions to Lunch 'n Learn Locations
Click here to view photos of the Luncheon
Hospice of the Rapidan
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