Volunteers play a vital role in assisting patients and families throughout their hospice journey. As an integral part of the hospice philosophy, volunteers serve as members of the care team along with physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice sites, chaplains and grief counselors. They serve our patients and families in many heartfelt ways.
Below are our current volunteer opportunities:
- Giving gardens - picks up flowers, meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at our administrative office to sort, clean, and arrange flower bouquets for our patients.
- Delivery time - picks up flower bouquets and delivers them to our patients. This role allows volunteers to visit with patients and families.
- Office team - serves in office and assists our staff with medical records, mailings, phone calls, and other administrative projects as needed.
- Pet therapy & music therapy - serves our patients and families on the Harris Hospice Unit by providing a comfortable environment to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.
- Harris Hospice unit volunteers - offers companionship and socialization to our patients and families while they're on the Harris Hospice Unit. These volunteers may assist clinical staff with direct patient care such as bathing, turning patients, answering phones, filing, assisting with light housekeeping, and maintaining the upkeep of the flowers on the unit and in the patient's rooms.
- Patient support volunteers - provides respite for families and and/or companionship and socialization for patients in their own homes or for those in assisted living/nursing homes. They may assist with light housekeeping, meal preparation and/or errands.
- Hospitality group - prepares and serves home-cooked meals for families on the Harris Hospice Unit. It's a ministry that allows families to stay close to their loved one on the unit while enjoying a homemade meal at no cost to them. These groups are comprised of church groups, civic organizations, families and friends.
Volunteers may give as much time as they wish, although we suggest two to four hours per week to complete most assignments. We also ask volunteers to make a minimum one-year commitment to our agency.
For more information on volunteering with Novant Health Hospice in Charlotte, please call
Get started by completing the online volunteer application form. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by our volunteer coordinator and you will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in serving our patients and families - all of our volunteers are unique and very important to us.
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