Lutheran Hospice of the Upstate

Lutheran Hospice is a non-profit, ministry-based program serving people of all faiths and beliefs since 1995.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Administrative Volunteer: Choose from several activities: compiling admission books; making life review pages for hospice patients; coordinating outreach programs; being the birthday coordinator; arranging flowers; or using your own special strengths to enhance the work of Lutheran Hospice. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m, at the North Main Street office. Six-month commitment preferred. Schedule can be flexible (weekly or biweekly).

Approximately four hours of training and three online modules are required. Flu vaccination is necessary and available at the office. Background check required.

Bereavement Volunteer: Provide emotional support to caregivers during their grieving process via phone contact made from our office. Additional Training is required.

Service is Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The volunteer schedule can be flexible, preferably 1-2 hours twice week. Six-month commitment preferred. Approximately six hours of training and three online modules are required. A flu shot is necessary, and available at the office. A background check and two references are required.

Direct Patient Care: (Our greatest need) Provide companionship, emotional support, respite and/or gift of presence with patients and families. The volunteer manager will work to accommodate preferences as to gender of patient, veterans, and location (homes or facilities). Volunteers can serve on days and times that are mutually convenient to the volunteer and patient and family. The volunteer MUST provide an activity report for all contact with patients and families.

Approximately four hours of training and three online modules are required. VOLUNTEERS CAN GO THROUGH THE TRAINING BEFORE MAKING A COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEER. TB (PPD) test and flu vaccination are necessary and available at the office A background check and two references are also required.

PCE Coordinator: GeorgAnn Bjorkedal