catawbaregionalhospiceNewton, NC – Catawba Regional Hospice is seeking caring, compassionate volunteers to serve as valued members of the Hospice team and to offer welcome support for patients and families.

CRH has been invited to care for residents throughout ten local counties, and the need for patient support extends throughout the area, offering folks an excellent opportunity to help their neighbors.

If you are willing to bring comfort and assistance to families dealing with advanced illness, your participation would be greatly appreciated.

The strongest need is always for volunteers who will visit patients in homes and facilities to offer companionship and an attentive presence. Recent requests have come from Gaston, Lincoln, Burke, and Iredell counties, as well as throughout the Lake Norman area.

The next training session will be held at Catawba Regional Hospice’s main campus (3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658) on Saturday, October 7 (9am-5pm) and will continue on Monday, October 9 (5:30pm-8:30pm). There is no fee for the training.

The session is designed to educate volunteers on communicating effectively with patients and families, to showcase what hospice is, and to clarify the role of hospice volunteers.

After completing the class, volunteers will be able to supply administrative support, provide respite for caregivers, offer companionship to patients, and help in other meaningful ways.

To register for the October session or for more information, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 828.466.0466, volunteer@pchcv.org, or on Facebook.

If you are available sooner than October, our staff are happy to schedule one-on-one training at your convenience.
About the Organization:

Catawba Regional Hospice, founded in 1979 as one of North Carolina’s original three hospices, is a community-based organization providing hospice medical care, patient and family support, and spiritual comfort throughout the multi-county Catawba region.

From Lake James to Lake Hickory to Lake Norman, we serve patients and families regardless of diagnosis, age, gender, nationality, race, faith, sexual orientation, disability, or ability to pay. CRH is licensed by the state of North Carolina, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and nationally accredited.

For more information about our programs of service, call 828-466-0466 or visit www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org.