Areas of Opportunities

What Do Volunteers Do?

Volunteers are critical to the success of Coastal Home Health & Hospice. Volunteers have a host of possibilities from which to choose. Some of the ways to help include:

  • Patient Care Volunteers provide support and companionship to patients and families in their own homes, or skilled nursing and residential care facilities. Volunteers make regular visits and spend time in conversation, reading, and listening. Patient Care Volunteers may also provide personal care, help fix a meal, run errands, take a patient to a doctor's appointment, -giving caregivers some much needed time for themselves. Hours are flexible depending on your schedule and the needs of the patients and their families. Orientation, training and supervision are provided.
  • Community Volunteers are trained to share information about Coastal Home Health & Hospice’s mission and services at community events, social media and speaking engagements. Hours are variable depending on the event or request. Community Volunteers can also be hairstylists, handypersons, gardeners, fisherpersons, or financial helpers…someone willing to take time to touch the life of another. Orientation, training and supervision are provided.
  • Touched by Sound Volunteers play recordings, an instrument or sing to patients. Music is used to enhance feelings of well being through relaxation, reminiscence and distraction. Music also has been shown to make medical pain management work better. Hours are flexible depending on your schedule and the needs of the patients and their families. Orientation, training and supervision are provided.
  • Happy Tails Volunteers use the affection of dogs when visiting patients to enhance their quality of life. The presence of dogs has been demonstrated to have healthful benefits such as lowering blood pressure and aiding relaxation. Animals can also be a diversion from pain and provide avenues for communication in withdrawn patients. Specially trained dogs and their handlers are registered with Delta Society. Hours are flexible depending on your schedule and the needs of the patients and their families. Orientation, training and supervision are provided.
  • Life Stories Volunteers create a video or audio or written record of patients telling their stories. The patient and family may be presented with a CD or booklet that preserves their life story and serves as a living memorial. Hours are flexible depending on your schedule and the needs of the patients and their families. Orientation, training and supervision are provided.
  • So No One Dies Alone Volunteers are volunteers who sit with hospice patients who are actively dying and who might otherwise be alone. Family members may also request companionship during the time they are with an actively dying loved one and want a supportive presence. The volunteers can support family members by giving them relief, listening to a life story, or helping them say goodbye for the last time. Patient Care Volunteers receive additional training to sit at the bedside of a patient who is near death.
  • Bereavement Volunteers are available to provide emotional and practical support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Through phone calls and visits, volunteers provide support to those grieving. Hours are flexible depending on your schedule and client needs. Orientation, training and supervision are provided.
  • Administrative Volunteers help with routine tasks and special projects in the office, supporting our patients, families and staff from behind the scenes. Choose from a variety of projects according to your skills and interests. We need help with: filing, data entry, copying, assembling information packets, mailings, and telephone support. Assistance is needed during business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Some projects can be done from home.
  • Fundraising Volunteers play a vital role in planning and staffing special events, conducting donor and prospect outreach and assisting the organization with fundraising events. Volunteer support can be given on a regular or intermittent basis.
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