Become a hospice volunteer!

by Alia King, HPCCR PRN Volunteer Manager

Mr. Borland

Mr. Borland still loves fishing!

How many people can say going fishing is in their job description as a volunteer?

John Sukits can! He faithfully visits Mr. Borland weekly, and sometimes those visits include fishing! Each week comes with a new activity: a light walk in the park, a milkshake or meal, window shopping at a sporting goods or hardware store, and most recently, fishing. Mr. Borland looks forward to John’s visit every week and verifies with his nurse and social worker that John will be there.

This is just one example of how our volunteers bring joy to the lives of our patients and receive joy in return. And even though not all of our patients can get out like Mr. Borland can, most still thoroughly enjoy visits from volunteers. Whether it’s watching an old movie together, listening to music (or even singing along) or simply holding a patient’s hand, volunteering is a gift for our patients. Not to mention it’s comforting for our families and wonderfully fulfilling for our volunteers.

Right now, we have a huge need for volunteers who can join our Volunteer team! No matter where you live in our service area, we promise we can use you. We especially need volunteers in Union, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Gaston, and Iredell counties. Call today (704.375.0100) to get started or visit our website to complete an application. No fishing experience necessary.

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