Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering

Are there volunteer opportunities other than working with patients?
Yes. Some of the ways are:

  • Providing office assistance to support administrative functions.
  • Making telephone outreach calls to grieving families.
  • Assisting with fundraising events and special events.
  • Training as a Community Volunteer to provide information about our organization in the community.

How much time will volunteering take?
Each volunteer is free to choose how much time he or she would like to give. Most volunteer from two to four hours a week. Volunteers usually work out a regular schedule of availability, but some prefer to be available to fill in as needed.

Who volunteers?

  • Working men and women, in the evening or on weekends.
  • Retired people who want to stay active.
  • Stay-at-home parents and spouses who would like a change of pace.
  • Students fulfilling community service requirements.
  • Those considering a career change, building their resume, and those eager to gain new job skills.

In other words, people from all walks of life who are caring people willing to give the gift of their time and energy to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families.

Do volunteers find the job rewarding?
Our volunteers tell us that they derive satisfaction from helping others and that their experiences give them a sense of accomplishment. They know that their contributions have a positive influence on the lives of others during a time of need.

What are the qualifications for becoming a volunteer?

  • Minimum age for non-patient volunteer positions is 15 years without being accompanied by parent or guardian; 18 years for programs with direct patient contact.
  • Minimum time commitment of 2 hours per week; as needed.
  • Volunteers must complete the orientation and training required for the specific program.
  • All volunteers who work in a direct patient care role will receive a two-step TB test, and a background check.

What are the Benefits of Volunteering?

  • Serve your local community in a meaningful way.
  • Experience satisfaction and fulfillment helping others.
  • Interact with other volunteers and professionals.
  • Enjoying an uplifting change of pace from your job.
  • Learn about aging and end-of-life issues.
  • Gain community service and career experience.

How do you apply to be a Volunteer?
To learn more about becoming a volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator or download and complete a Volunteer Application Form and return it by e-mail or mail it to the address listed on the form. We have a place waiting for you.

Is there Training Available?
Coastal Home Health & Hospice offers training sessions throughout Curry County to prepare volunteers with the skills needed to volunteer with confidence. Contact Us to learn more about Upcoming Trainings.

CONTACT COASTAL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE:  800-535-9472       |       541-469-0405