Hospice Volunteer Program

UNC Health Johnston Hospice Care serves terminally ill patients who have opted for palliative care rather than curative treatment. Hospice volunteers are specific to the SECU Hospice House and our in-home hospice patients. There are over 50 active hospice volunteers, all serving in a variety of ways to make life a little easier for our patients and families. Hospice volunteers can help with:

  • Sitting with patients to visit, read or just hold a hand.
  • Serving as support to the nurses and CNAs on duty
  • Visiting with family members to offer support and encouragement
  • Caring for the Hospice House facility, including the family kitchen, playroom, living room, and other public areas
  • Serving meals and cleaning up leftovers
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed
  • Helping with the annual Hospice fundraisers.

2022 Hospice Volunteer Training Days

*Needed: In-home Hospice Volunteers*

You must attend 12 hours of training. All training takes place at the SECU Hospice House.

Summer Training

  • July 21, 8am- 12pm
  • July 28, 8am- 12 pm
  • August 4, 8am-12pm

Fall Training

  • September 15, 8am-12pm
  • September 22, 8am-12pm
  • September 29, 8am-12pm

Please note: dates and times are subject to change.

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Application and Requirements

To be considered for our Hospice Volunteer Program, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete and submit an application
  • Be approved for service by the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
  • Complete a mandatory orientation
  • Complete a 12-hour training course specific to hospice
  • Complete infection control/safety training
  • Complete Employee Health requirements, including a two-part TB skin test prior to service and drug screening
  • Comply with hospital and departmental policies, rules, and code of ethics
  • Wear approved uniform and picture ID when on duty
  • Be in good standing in the community (reference/background checks)
  • Read and sign a confidentiality statement
  • Complete additional training for certain positions
  • Comply with refresher orientation requirements

For more information or for questions about the hospice volunteer program, please contact Melinda Scott, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at melinda.scott@unchealth.unc.edu or 919-209-5103.

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Apply to be a Hospice Volunteer

At UNC Health Johnston, we are always looking for volunteers to make a difference in the lives of those around them. We would love you to apply to join our team of hospice volunteers!

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