A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
1801 McCormick Drive
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia.
Capital Caring is one of the leading and largest hospice care providers in the country and we continue to remain one of the best. In order to provide world-class care and support to our patients and their families, Capital Caring is always on the lookout for dedicated, compassionate volunteers to join our dynamic Volunteer Team. Although we have many different volunteer positions available with Capital Caring, we are currently recruiting volunteer drivers to transport patients and/or their family members to and from their personal homes to doctors’ appointments, to run errands, and/or other locations as requested.
Our overarching goal is to improve the quality of care that we offer to our patients and their families, priding ourselves with a Volunteer Patient Care Team that that goes above and beyond to support our hospice patients and their families. While some of our hospice patients have families or friends that may visit, the majority of our patients at NMS Healthcare do not - only receiving interactions with staff members throughout the day. Providing this well-rounded service is a necessity in the eyes of Capital Caring in order to ensure that all of our hospice patients attend all medical appointments, especially when the patients or family members are unable transport themselves. Our Volunteer drivers can anticipate an average time commitment of 2 hours/month transporting patients, depending on the need of such services. During inclement weather in the winter, willing volunteers with four-wheel drive may transport our nurses and other medical staff to the homes of our hospice patients for necessary/ immediate care.
A great deal of satisfaction comes from contributing to the well-being of others. Hospice Volunteers are one of the few who can make a true difference in someone’s life by offering a small portion of their time, energy, and skills. Our volunteers have the opportunity to apply their talents and expertise in fields different from their usual work, and for some, volunteering may lead to a career change.
Capital Caring is grateful for the support volunteers provide to our hospice patients and their families throughout this difficult time. Among many other benefits and opportunities, we provide our patient care volunteers with hospice, palliative care, and end-of-life education, patient care trainings, and continuous opportunities for educational in-services. All of our patient care volunteers receive mileage reimbursement of .50 cents/mile (with no maximums!), accidental insurance coverage, and liability insurance coverage.
Capital Caring requires all of our volunteer drivers to possess a current valid driver’s license, evidence of a driving record in good standing, and proof of automobile liability insurance.
If you are interested in learning more about this rewarding opportunity to become one of our trained hospice volunteers, please contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator, Shantal L. Williams, at (301)808-5668 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, please feel free to visit our website at www.capitalcaring.org/volunteers so you can learn more about our organization and offered services, our dynamic Volunteer Department, and our wide-range of volunteer opportunities. Apply today to become a Capital Caring Volunteer!
"You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life."
-Dame Cicely Saunders
"It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit."
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