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Volunteers were responsible for founding WV Caring and they remain the cornerstones even today. That is why the WV Caring Volunteer Program is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. When indicated and agreed upon by the patient and family, a trained volunteer is assigned to provide respite care and support. The nature of our services means we are always looking for individuals with varying personalities, talents and time.
Volunteers are provided education and training to prepare them for the role they will perform for the organization. Throughout the year volunteers come together for fellowship and the annual volunteer appreciation celebration.
Patient/Family Support Volunteers provide companionship and support to our 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 from grief (not limited to those who have lost a loved one). Duties may include home visits and telephone calls.
Activity Volunteers provide assistance to patients in nursing and assisted living facilities with activities by the WV Caring Outreach Team (i.e., play games, design crafts, afternoon tea, and reading)..
Resale Shop Volunteers support our Resale Shops in providing a wide array of services such as cashier, pricing, sorting, stocking and store upkeep.
Office Volunteers provide administrative support to hospice staff in our offices such as filing, computer input, assembling information packets, telephone support and reception work.
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.
Fundraising/Community Outreach/Speakers Bureau Volunteers assist with community programs and events that raise the community awareness and funds for WV Caring such as health fairs, speaking engagements, golf tournaments, Light Up A Life, Camp Nabe, and Walk For Hospice. Also, they assist with presenting information in regards to WV Caring to community members.
Maintenance/Construction Volunteers assist WV Caring Maintenance personnel in upkeep, repair, and needed constructions for patient homes, our Resale Shops, and offices.
Veteran Volunteer Program Opportunities…so many ways to serve
WV Caring 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.
- Companionship, socialization, letter writing, playing games
- Light housekeeping, transportation, and running errands
- Life review and telling stories for the family legacy
- Provide caregivers with a much needed break
- Participate in pinning ceremonies
- Assist in replacing medals and final wishes
- Visit Veterans
- Participate in memorial services
For more information on how to participate or volunteer, please contact Kim Riley at email@example.com
BEREAVEMENT CAMP – CAMP CARING
A FREE ONE-DAY BEREAVEMENT CAMP FOR CHILDREN
For children ages 6-14 and the adults who love them. Thank you for your interest in attending this year’s Camp Caring. The camp is being held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Camp Mountaineer, 187 Mountaineer Camp Road, Morgantown, WV.
Camper and Family Information
Please download (link below) complete and sign the attached registration form and return it as soon as
possible to secure your space. Incomplete information will cause a delay in processing your child’s application
and may result in your child being unable to attend camp, as space is limited. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, Camp Director/Bereavement Staff will interview your child. All information and material needed for camp will be provided through email or regular mail once your child has been accepted.
Please note this important information:
- If your child requires special accommodations (i.e., dietary restrictions/physical limitations), please
let us know immediately. We will make every effort to accommodate special needs.
- Please plan on bringing your child to camp. Arrival time will be provided with additional camp
- Adults are able to attend Camp as well and participate in the adult classes.
- All campers can attend camp only once, so that others have the same opportunity.
To Refer A Child, or to Volunteer:
To download camper application click here
To download volunteer application click here
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal l : Sam Leizear 304-599-4200 x 118
To learn more about hospice volunteering, please contact the following:
Volunteers Service Coordinator
169 Diamond St.
Elkins, WV 26241