Transitions LifeCare – Volunteer Central

Volunteer Central

 

"No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things." (Channing Pollock)

We are indebted to our volunteers! Click on one of the links below, or email us with any questions or concerns.

Events and registration

If you have any questions before the event, please email vol1@transitionslifecare.org or call the Volunteer Department at 919.828.0890. Registration for these events is for Transitions LifeCare volunteers only. For all events at Transitions LifeCare (Raleigh), please park behind the Administrative Building. Parking at the Hospice Home is for families and visitors of the Hospice Home ONLY.  Events listed are in the Auditorium of our Raleigh office unless otherwise noted. Items preceded by (CE) denote events that count towards required Continuing Education hours.

Volunteer Support Group (CE) – February 7, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
A Mock Case Conference

Speaker: Anne Arndt, MSW, LCSW and Volunteer Services Team

A Case Conference is an essential component of care for a hospice organization. Although not mandated by regulation, case conferences can be a significant venue for communication. There are time points and scenarios when case conferences are especially beneficial to the caregiving team and include:
• When the plan of care involves many services (e.g., nursing, therapy, a home health aide, volunteers)
• For those patients whose conditions change frequently
• For cases that involve complex care and supplies (e.g., complicated wounds)
• For patients who have expressed dissatisfaction or complained about the care received
• Whenever a staff member feels that such a conference can improve coordination and outcomes.
Case conferences provide beneficial support and needed communication to volunteers. During this group, you will have an opportunity to explore feelings, thoughts, and concerns about created scenarios to increase overall awareness.

Registration

Volunteer Connections (CE) – March 20, 2019, 12:00-2:00 pm
Understanding and Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients at End of Life

Speaker: Mark Philbrick, RN, MSN

Describes the most common forms of dementia. Explains how to use the FAST scale to assess when they would qualify for hospice care. Describes methods and techniques to help effectively care for Alzheimer’s patients at end of life.

 Registration

Volunteer 'help wanted' opportunities

If you are interested in any of these positions or know someone who might be, email the Volunteer Services Department or call 919-828-0890.

1. Hospice Home Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at the reception desk, the caregivers station, and to provide companionship at the Hospice Home. We are looking for several Family Support Volunteers to cover shifts on a weekly and substitute basis. Interested volunteers: please contact Lisa Alexander at lalexander@transitionslifecare.org or 919-719-6905.
Schedule: 8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm, and 5-8pm
Schedule: Monday through Sunday

2. Care Notes and Mailings for Transitions GriefCare

Each month we send out Care Notes to our bereaved families and volunteers help prepare these mailings. It involves sorting papers, stuffing envelopes, etc. Interested volunteers: please contact Annie McCall at amccall@transitionslifecare.org or 919-719-7199.
Schedule: 2-3 hours, once a month (usually the 2nd Monday of the month around 9 am) and as needed for special mailings.
Schedule: Second Monday of the month.

 

 
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