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Our Volunteers

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice has cared for generations of Beaufort County residents nearing the end of their life’s journey. Volunteers fulfill critical roles providing support to the individuals as well as their families and friends. Our volunteers serve Beaufort County as:  Patient Volunteers, Student Bereavement Team Volunteers, Office Assistants, Fundraising Assistants, Event Planners, Sales Assistants at The Red Door Thrift Shop and a variety of community awareness and outreach programs.  All volunteers receive training for their roles. Volunteers work in conjunction with other volunteers and under the supervision and guidance of a staff member. *Please note: as a matter of policy, we can not accommodate those looking to fulfill court-ordered community service hours.*

Volunteer Positions

These are the current available volunteer positions at Friends of Caroline Hospice. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us.

Patient and Family Support Volunteer

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice patient volunteers are vital to our organization. Without volunteers, it would be impossible for us to provide all of the services that enhance the quality of life for our patients and their families. All volunteers are required to undergo a background check, driving record check, TB test and present a copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Volunteers receive training and work in conjunction with other members of our team, or the Coordinated Care Team, and under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator. The most important role of the volunteer is to be a loving, supportive friend. As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, the patient volunteer assists patients and their families by:

  • running errands
  • providing transportation to appointments
  • assisting around the house with light chores
  • reading to the patient
  • providing companionship

We encourage volunteers who have any specialty (art, pet, music therapy) to share those activities with our patients.

Average time involved: 4 hours per month, plus one meeting per quarter

Student Bereavement Volunteer

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice offers bereavement support to children and young people following the death of someone close to them. Over 100 Beaufort County School District students are involved in our Student Bereavement program each year.

Volunteers are trained to provide grief support. They meet with children grades, kindergarten through high school, for 4- 6 week sessions.

Child Bereavement volunteers are required to undergo a criminal background check, provide proof of auto insurance, and to receive specialized bereavement training.

Average time involved: 4 hours per month, plus one meeting every 6 weeks

Red Door Thrift Shop Volunteer
Volunteers sort merchandise, run the cash register and assist in overall operation of the Red Door Thrift Shop. All volunteers are required to undergo a criminal background check, to receive training and submit to a TB test. AVERAGE TIME INVOLVED: a weekly commitment is required; most volunteer at least 3 hours per week. Volunteers receive a 25% discount each week that they work 4 hours or more.  
Special Events Volunteer
Special Event Volunteers assist with fundraising events such as the annual Bands, Brews & BBQ celebration, Festival of Trees and Fashion Show fundraiser. This could be a one time/day commitment or could involve volunteering on the event planning committee as well. Average time involved: dependent on project. Scheduling is flexible.
Pet Peace of Mind Volunteer
Friends of Caroline is proud to announce a partnership with Banfield Charitable Trust’s program, Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM). The PPOM program enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end of life journey. Volunteers with the PPOM program will assist families with the care of their pet’s needs, such as exercise and transporting pets to the groomers. Friends may also provide assistance with routine pet care and re-homing after a patient passes. Average time involved: dependent on patient and family needs. Scheduling is flexible.
Pet Therapy Volunteer
Friends understands physical contact has a calming effect and that dogs have the ability to bring back pleasant memories. Our Pet Therapy Volunteers will provide an opportunity for patients and families to participate in a healing environment involving qualified dog therapy volunteers. Certified pet therapy dogs are able to visit patients wherever they call home. Our hope is to enrich patients and their families’ lives through visiting and interacting with our therapy dogs. Average time involved: dependent on patient. Scheduling is flexible.
Professional Services Volunteer
Professional Services Volunteers provide support services to the Friends main office, departments and programs. Examples of opportunities include assisting in the front office, database entry, massage therapy, music therapy and art therapy. Average time involved: dependent upon project. Scheduling is flexible. 
We Honor Veterans Volunteer
Friends of Caroline is a level one partner of the We Honor Veterans program, offering an innovative model in caring for Veterans at the end of life. All Veterans receiving hospice services have the opportunity to be recognized through a special “ceremony”, our way of showing thanks and appreciation to our Veteran patient’s service. All available staff members attend this ceremony and each Veteran is encouraged to invite friends and family.  Active duty military volunteers are an integral part of offering the appreciation ceremony, and are encouraged to volunteer. Additionally, Friends of Caroline is offering Veteran-to-Veteran volunteers, pairing recruited Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as Veterans. Average time involved: dependent upon project. Scheduling is flexible. 

How do I Volunteer?

It is very easy to volunteer with FRIENDS. Volunteers are always needed in a variety of roles. Call 843-525-6257 any time for more information, or fill out the form below and we will contact you. Please note the following application is only the first part to the application process. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you once the application is received to schedule a time to complete the rest of the application and to meet for an informal interview. 

Friends Of Caroline Volunteer Application Form

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Address (*)

City (*)

State (*)

Zip (*)

Organization

Home Phone

Work Phone

Cell Phone

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Physical Limitations

Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation? (A conviction does not mean you cannot be a volunteer. The offense and how recently you were convicted will be evaluated in relation to the volunteer position you wish to serve in.) (*)
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If Yes, Please Explain:

Volunteering Areas Of Interest
Professional Services VolunteerStudent Bereavement Team VolunteerPatient VolunteerRed Door VolunteerSpecial Events VolunteerWe Honor Veterans VolunteerPet TherapyPet Peace of Mind

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Special Skills, Hobbies And Interests

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Current Volunteer Forms

All current volunteers are encouraged to use these forms below.

Volunteer Chaplain Visit Form

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Visit Date - i.e. 01/25/2016 (*)

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Departure Time (*)

Driving Time (round trip) (*)

Mileage (round trip) (*)

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Volunteer Visit Form

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Visit Date - i.e. 01/25/2016 (*)

Arrival Time (*)

Departure Time (*)

Driving Time (round trip) (*)

Mileage (round trip) (*)

Type Of Visit (*)
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All volunteers are encouraged to review the Volunteer Handbook. The Volunteer Handbook serves as a take-away orientation and reminder of volunteer policies in each volunteer opportunity. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions at 843-525-6257.

Volunteer Events

Click on any event below to see what we have scheduled for our volunteers!