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 Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store 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.*
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
Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store Volunteer
Volunteers sort merchandise, run the cash register and assist in overall operation of the Friends of Caroline Hospice Thrift Store. All volunteers are required to undergo a criminal background check and to receive training. 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
Pet Peace of Mind Volunteer
Pet Therapy Volunteer
Professional Services Volunteer
We Honor Veterans Volunteer
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
Current Volunteer Forms
All current volunteers are encouraged to use these forms below.