Caldwell Hospice Serving the High Country Seeks Adult Volunteers for Ashe, Avery and Watauga Counties

AP Sports
February 21, 2020
Sally (Dishman) Miller
February 21, 2020
Caldwell Hospice Serving the High Country Seeks Adult Volunteers for Ashe, Avery and Watauga Counties


West Jefferson—Caldwell Hospice Serving the High Country will hold adult volunteer training March 31 and April 2, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Ashe County Public Library, 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, NC. Caldwell Hospice invites caring men and women with a desire to help their neighbors to attend the two-day training.

Caldwell Hospice’s High Country volunteers are compassionate adults of all ages and walks of life who share their time and talents with patients and their families. Our volunteers are able to volunteer on a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, and even an hour or two a month makes a difference! Volunteers are a vital part of the care Caldwell Hospice provides in the community.

The comprehensive training will help prospective volunteers better understand the dynamics of the end-of-life process and prepare them to effectively provide companionship and emotional support to patients and their families.

The primary need at this time is for volunteers who will provide companionship to patients in the patients’ homes or in long-term-care facilities. Other specific needs include:

  • Volunteers willing to provide caregiver relief;
  • Volunteers who can videotape Legacy Project interviews with patients;
  • Volunteer hairstylists who can provide free salon services to patients;
  • Veterans who can make Veterans Honoring Veterans presentations to patients who served in the military.

For over 37 years, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care has helped patients and families face life’s most difficult journey—the end of life. Caldwell Hospice, the only not-for-profit hospice care provider in Ashe and Watauga Counties, and one of two in Avery, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Medicare-certified, and licensed by the State of North Carolina.

For more information or to register for this adult volunteer training, contact Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Erica Andrews at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or email