25 Ways to Volunteer

1. Making a memory bear
2. Walking a patient’s dog
3. Help at a Veteran Pinning Service
4. Holding a patient’s hand

5. Hosting a friend or fundraising event

6. Listening to music with a patient
7. Helping file records in the office

8. Placing phone calls for our Bereavement Support Team

9. Being an ambassador at community events

10. Helping decorate Rainey Hospice House for the holidays

11. Delivering flowers to patients at the Rainey Hospice House

12. Playing an instrument or singing for patients or families at Rainey Hospice House

13. Working in the gardens

14. Offering snacks to patient visitors at Rainey Hospice House

15. Assembling patient packets for the Admissions Team

16. Putting together a mailing project

17. Camp HOPE, our one-day youth bereavement program

18. Assist with our annual fundraising events

19. Representing HOTU at employee or vendor health fairs

20. Speaking to churches, civic groups, professional organizations, and schools about Hospice of the Upstate

21. Calling personal / professional references for Human resources or the Volunteer Department

22. Sharing your hospice story at our Service of Remembrance or other memorial event

23. Writing thank you notes

24. Giving a haircut to allow a patient to fell more like themselves

25. Baking a cake for a patient’s birthday 

26. Escorting pet therapy teams to interact with patients, families, and staff

27. Leading 15 to 30 minutes stress-relieving activities for caregivers

28. Supporting our Dietary Services team