Our volunteers for ANCORA Compassionate Care are special people - the very heart and hands of our organization.

We are Medicare/Medicaid certified, but in order to be certified, a certain percentage of patient support has to be provided on a volunteer basis. Without our loyal corps of talented and compassionate volunteers, we would sooner or later have to close our doors. But putting financial aspects aside, The Doves help keep ANCORA running like a well-oiled machine. As integral parts of the Hospice team, either directly or indirectly, our volunteers enable patients with limited life expectancies to continue to live each day to the fullest.

Many different types of volunteers are vital to our success. Whatever your talent or skills, Hospice can utilize your abilities. If you have as few as a couple hours a week available, please consider becoming a Hospice volunteer.


How Can Our Volunteers Help?

A Patient Care Volunteer Might... 

  • Read to patients
  • Run errands
  • Help with meals
  • Help around the patient's house
  • Relieve caregiver to run errands
  • Offer emotional support to the patient or caregiver

Our Couriers

Pick up patient meals each day at UNC Rockingham Health Care (formerly Morehead Memorial Hospital) in Eden and deliver them to Gibson House in Wentworth

An Office Volunteer Might...

  • Answer the switchboard
  • Assist with bulk mailings (i.e. folding letters, stuffing envelopes, labeling, etc.)
  • Help with copying or filing

Our Special Events Volunteers Sometimes... 

  • Assist with fund-raising events (benefit walk, online auction, etc.)
  • Work in our informational display booth at local festivals and health fairs

Our Gibson House Volunteers Could...

  • Offer general assistance to Gibson House staff late afternoons or weekends, which could mean
    • Putting laundry into the washer or dryer
    • Checking patients' rooms for needed supplies
    • Folding a load of towels
    • Washing up a few dishes in the kitchen

A Bereavement Volunteer Might...

  • Provide support to family members after a patient's death
  • Run errands for a family member
  • Assist with grief support group meetings
Now supporting HRC is as easy as surfing the internet, clipping coupons, or shopping online!  

CommonKindness.com is an on-line coupon site.  Each time our supporters redeem printable grocery coupons or use online discounts from this site, they generate funds for HRC.  CommonKindness shares 20% of funds received with charities and causes of the consumer's choice at no charge to the charity!

Goodsearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate.  Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and donate to Hospice of Rockingham County, all at the same time!

GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent (30%) of each purchase to your designated cause.  Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, iTunes, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy's, Barnes & Noble, and even travel sites such as Expedia & Travelocity have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you can support Hospice of Rockingham County.  Shopping and philanthropy - a great combination!

Simply go to http://www.commonkindness.com, www.goodsearch.com or www.goodshop.com and enter Hospice of Rockingham County as the charity you want to support and then search or shop or clip coupons as you normally would - what could be easier?


Need more information?

Please contact Kim Bunker, Volunteer Coordinator, at (336) 427-9022 or email her at kbunker@ancoracc.org.