The WV Caring Volunteer Program is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Volunteers were responsible for founding WV Caring and they remain the cornerstones even today. When indicated and agreed upon by the patient and family, a trained volunteer is assigned to provide respite care and support. However, the nature of WV Caring’s services means we are always looking for individuals with varying personalities, talents and time.
Provide administrative support to Hospice staff in our offices such as filing, computer input, assembling information packets, telephone support and reception work.
Resale Shop Volunteers
Support WV Caring’s Resale Shops in providing a wide array of services such as cashier, pricing, sorting, stocking and store upkeep.
Fundraising/Community Outreach/Speakers Bureau Volunteers
Assist with community programs and events that raise funds and community awareness of WV Caring Corporation such as health fairs, speaking engagements, golf tournaments, Light Up A Life, Camp Nabe, and Walk For Hospice. Also assist with presenting information in regards to WV Caring Corporation to community members.
Patient/Family Support Volunteers
Provide companionship and support to WV Caring patients and families in their own homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Duties may include respite care, reading to the patient, running errands, and light housework.
Provide companionship and support to people who are suffering any type of grief (not limited to those who have lost a loved one). Duties may include home visits, and telephone calls.
Provide musical companionship and support to patients and families by singing or playing a musical instrument in the home or a home-like setting.
Provide assistance to patients in nursing and assisted living facilities with activities provided monthly by WV Caring Outreach Team (i.e., play games, design crafts, afternoon tea, and reading).
Assist WV Caring Maintenance personnel in upkeep, repair, and needed constructions for patient homes, WV Caring Resale Shops, and WV Caring offices.