Volunteers – The Heart of Hospice

The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. 

— Terri Guillemets

Catawba Regional Hospice volunteers generously offer their time, talent, and endless compassion for others. Many volunteer because they have been touched by Hospice and want to give back. Others recognize the importance of a compassionate presence, giving the gift of time and companionship to patients and their families.

No matter the reason, volunteers will tell you they receive much more than they give.

Hospice volunteers are all ages, from teens through seniors. Their common thread is the desire to give back by supporting an organization that needs and appreciates them.


Opportunities for Volunteers


Patient & Family Support — Companionship for patients, respite for caregivers, helping in small ways in a patient’s home.

Community & Clerical — Greeting visitors at reception desks, offering clerical support, assisting at community events.

Cooking & Crafting — Supporting programs and events by providing baked goods, creating Samantha dolls, assembling fidget aprons, or knitting, crocheting, sewing, and quilting.

VolunTeen Program — Community events, administrative work, or patient support (with training and supervision).

Veteran-to-Veteran — Military veteran volunteers honor our veteran patients by presenting them with an American flag lapel pin and certificate of appreciation.

Pet Partner Teams — Visiting patients and their families with the comfort and companionship of a certified, specially trained pet companion.

VolunTEEN Program — Our VolunTeen program introduces teens to CRH services and the quality of care we provide to patients and families. Students must be exceptionally responsible, display a high level of maturity, and have an imaginative, compassionate, and willing spirit.

Hospice Thrift Store — Providing customer service or merchandise assistance for the Hospice Thrift Store on Highway 321 North in Hickory.

Hospice volunteers become well equipped through special training to help them prepare for and understand the hospice philosophy and the needs of patients and family members. 

Call us for more information at 828.466.0466 or email volunteer@pchcv.org.
We welcome your interest!