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) – April 9, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Overcoming Guilte

Speaker: Anne Arndt, MSW, LCSW

When a loved one dies, feelings of guilt are normal. We may tend to blame ourselves for something we did or didn’t do that may have contributed to the death or for things that we wish we did or didn’t say or do. This is common. Some bereaved, however, become tortured by their feelings of guilt and it colors their whole life. Guilt is a strong emotion which is often magnified because the  bereaved are in an extremely vulnerable state. The guilt is often experienced when the bereaved try to answer the unanswerable: “Why did my loved one have to die?”


Volunteer Connections (CE) – May 8, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm
Using Inclusive Language to Better Serve LGBTQ Patients and Families


JoAn Stanek, RN, DNP
Joan has worked as a Hospice Home nurse at Transitions LifeCare for the past six years and teaches at the UNC School of Nursing.

Betsy Barton, MPH, CT
Betsy is an educator at Transitions LifeCare and has provided community education about serving the LGBTQ community in health care settings for more than 30 years.

This class introduces the “ABCs” of the LGBTQIA+ culture. We will review how inclusive language can enhance our welcome and services to LGBTQ patients and their families. We’ll cover the basics, go through some participatory exercises, and have plenty of time for questions and answers, including: What do you ask, and what is the appropriate way to do that?


Volunteer Connections (CE) – May 15, 2019, 12:00-2:00 pm
Confusion, Delirium, and Dementia: What’s the Difference?


Mark Philbrick, MSN, RN

In this class, participants will review the differences among confusion, anxiety, delirium, dementia, and terminal restlessness at end of life and discuss ways to care for patients experiencing these symptoms.


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

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 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.

3. Assistance at the Annual Charity Car Show – URGENT

Volunteers are needed to set up and operate Transitions LifeCare information table, sell raffle tickets throughout the day, sell food, and assist event volunteers. Interested volunteers: please contact Christine Casey at or 919-744-6403.
Schedule: 7:00 am–3:00 pm (can work in shifts).
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

4. Training Session for Annual Giving Donor Calls

The Philanthropy department needs volunteers to call and thank donors. Calls can be made at the Transitions LifeCare office or from the comforts of one’s home. Interested volunteers: please contact Jennifer Pippin at or 919-744-6769 .
Schedule: Thursday, May 2 or Friday, May 3 (date will be scheduled based on most availability for volunteers) at 12:00 pm
Volunteer need: 8-10 volunteers

5. Office Volunteer

The Philanthropy department needs an ongoing volunteer to stuff letters into envelopes. Interested volunteers: please contact Heather Riggs at or 919-744-6776 .
Schedule: 2–3 hours, day of the week is flexible.

6. 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.
Schedule: June 6 -RTP/ Durham: The Sheraton Imperial
August 20 – Chapel Hill: The Friday Center
September 13 – Lillington: Harnett Health Sciences Center
October 29 – Raleigh: McKimmon Conference Center



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