Volunteer Services...A Special Kind of Caring

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who Are Our Volunteers?
  • Volunteers are people with big hearts, willing to give of themselves
  • Volunteers are people of all ages and backgrounds who desire to help others
  • Volunteers share their time and bring their own individual interests, skills, talents and experience to our program

What opportunities are available for volunteering?
There are a variety of ways for volunteers to assist our patients and their families including but not limited to:

  • Hospice (in-home) patient/family support
  • Duke Hospice at the Meadowlands Inpatient Facility
  • Hock Family Pavilion
  • Fund-raising and special events
  • Camp ReLEAF
  • Administrative and office support

There are many opportunties to volunteer for hospice that are appropriate for community groups and faith communities.

Care Shawl Project
Instructors and instructions are available to get you started or just to hang out with you and keep you in stitches. If you are new to this project, you need either knitting needles (size 11 or 13 [beginners will prefer an 11]; can be circular or straight) or size ‘M', ‘N' or ‘P' crochet hook and approx. 555 yards of washable worsted or chunky cotton/poly blend yarn for knitting; a half skein more for crochet. Any age welcome.
Administrative and Paper Slam
Looking to get out and meet new people while making a difference? Consider helping with administrative and/or clerical projects. Additionally, we do a paper slam once a month.  This project is completed at the main office in Durham and involves putting together admission packets for all of the clinical programs.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please call Beth Ogburn, Volunteer Services Manager at 919-479-0385 or email her mary.ogburn@duke.edu.


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