The Hospice Care Volunteer Program is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Volunteers were responsible for founding Hospice Care 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 Hospice Care’s services means we are always looking for individuals with varying personalities, talents and time.

Hospice Care Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Office Volunteers
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 Hospice 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 Hospice Care 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 Hospice Care Corporation to community members.

Patient/Family Support Volunteers
Provide companionship and support to Hospice Care 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.

Bereavement Volunteers
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, telephone calls, and Transitions Center Training.

Music Volunteers
Provide musical companionship and support to patients and families by singing or playing a musical instrument in the home or a home-like setting.

“Last Watch” Volunteers
Provide companionship to patients in their last hours and minutes of life. Provide support and respite care to families in nursing and assisted living facilities.

Activity Volunteers
Provide assistance to patients in nursing and assisted living facilities with activities provided monthly by Hospice Care Outreach Team (i.e., play games, design crafts, afternoon tea, reading).

Life Review
Facilitate for patients and families the recording of a history of their life, and chronicling their responses on CD, DVD, or a picture slide show.

Maintenance/Construction Volunteers
Assist Hospice Care Maintenance personnel in upkeep, repair, and needed constructions for patient homes, Hospice Care Resale Shops, and Hospice Care offices.

Veterans Program

Hospice Care Corporation is part of the We Honor Veterans Program, proudly reaching the highest level IV. Our staff and Veteran Volunteers understand the unique needs and challenges of Veterans; and, we are meeting the specific issues that Veterans and their families may face at the end of life.

Veteran Volunteer Program Opportunities…so many ways to serve

  • Companionship, socialization, letter writing, playing games
  • Light housekeeping, transportation, and running errands
  • Life Review and telling stories for family legacy
  • Provide caregivers with a much needed break
  • Participate in pinning ceremonies
  • Education and assistance with Veteran Benefits
  • Assist in replacing medals and final wishes
  • Visit Veterans at Hospice Care’s Inpatient Unit
  • Participate in Memorial Services

For more information on how to participate or volunteer, please contact Kim Riley at kriley@hospicecarecorp.org

Children’s Bereavement Camp – Camp Nabe (Nah’ bee)

Camp Nabe (Nah’ bee) is a bereavement camp designed for children 6-14 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Since 1996, Hospice Care Corporation has held Camp Nabe to support children and teens in West Virginia who have lost a loved one and provides the child an opportunity to spend a day with other children who have also experienced loss. This one day camp is free of charge and is open to any child age 6 – 14.

Hospice Care has added grief workshops for the surviving adults in the child’s life. These sessions will run at the same time as the children’s camp. The purpose is that each family member is individually strengthened and supported so that the entire family can move forward together on their journey of grief to a place of new normal.

Download Camp Nabe application
Download Camp Nabe Volunteer Application

To learn more about hospice volunteering, please contact the following:

In Monongalia, Marion and Wetzel Counties:

Jeannie Kuhn
Volunteer Service Coordinator

3363 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505


{loadposition contact}

In Preston, Taylor and Barbour Counties:

Janie Johnston

Volunteer Service Coordinator

7 Harmon Center, Suite 203

Grafton, WV 26354


{loadposition contact}

In Randolph, Tucker, Braxton, Calhoun, Gilmer and Pochahontas Counties:

Nancy Dotson
Volunteer Service Coordinator

169 Diamond St.
Elkins, WV 26241


{loadposition contact}