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 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) – August 8, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
What to Say (and What Not to Say) to Someone Who’s Grieving

Can you recount some helpful things people said or did when you were in mourning, and recollect some decidedly unhelpful things? Always knowing the right thing to say doesn’t come naturally. We’re neither born with that skill nor taught it. Our society generally avoids talking about death and grieving. Many of us haven’t had much experience with people in desperate emotional pain, so it’s not always obvious when we’re helping and when we’re hurting.

Presenter: Anne Arndt, MSW, LCSW

Volunteer Connections (CE) – September 18, 2019, 12:00-2:00pm
Pain Happens but Suffering is Optional (CE)

PAIN is the #1 fear of people facing end of life. One of the most frightening and stressful aspects of caregiving is seeing a loved one in pain and not knowing what to do to help reduce their suffering. This class will define what pain is, its aspects and how it affects us. We will also explore what pain management includes and how you can provide better information to those experiencing pain.

Presenter: Mark Philbrick, MSN, RN, Director of Education & Volunteer Services


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 or 919-719-6905.
Schedule: 8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm, and 5-8pm
Schedule: Monday through Sunday

1. 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 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.

2. Caregivers Summit

We have four conferences this year where we will need your help with greeting, registration (checking in our guests), “people moving” (helping our guests find their way to sessions, lunch, restrooms, etc.), and moderating sessions. Interested volunteers: please contact Shelly Slaczka at or 919-371-2062.
August 20 – Chapel Hill: The Friday Center
September 13 – Lillington: Harnett Health Sciences Center
October 29 – Raleigh: McKimmon Conference Center



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