Volunteering at Hospice of Davidson County

The Heart of Hospice

Hospice of Davidson County was founded – and fully staffed – by Volunteers in 1984. Today, we continue to rely on the talents and support of Volunteers to achieve our mission of ensuring all persons touched by life-limiting illness find the comfort they deserve through compassionate care that provides a dignified and supported end-of-life journey.

Hospice of Davidson County carefully selects and trains our Volunteers to ensure they are equipped to provide a wide range of support services from direct patient care to administrative tasks, bereavement support, and community engagement.

If you would like to be contacted by our Volunteer Manager to learn more about Volunteering with us, please fill out and submit the form below!



  • Comfort Care Calls
    • Every Wednesday our Volunteers call patients to determine if they need any supplies restocked before the weekend.
    • Our Clinical Staff ensures the supplies are gathered and delivered based on the reports from the Volunteers.
  • Companionship / Respite Visits
    • One of the most valuable Volunteer roles is offering companionship for patients and/or respite for their caregivers.
    • These visits allow caregivers the opportunity to run errands or take a much-needed break.
    • Just like our staff, our direct patient care Volunteers meet our patients where they are – in homes, nursing facilities, or our Hinkle Hospice House.
    • Duties may include reading, reminiscing, watching tv, or preparing a light meal for the patient.
  • Hinkle Hospice House
    • The Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House is the only inpatient facility in Davidson County.
    • This 12-bed facility operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with staff and Volunteers serving our patients.
    • Duties may include greeting guests, giving facility tours, assisting patients with meal selection, delivering snacks and drinks to patients and visitors, monitoring family rooms, or visiting with patients and their loved ones.
  • Holiday / Birthday Celebrations
    • At Hospice of Davidson County, we celebrate our patients at every opportunity!
    • Volunteers deliver gifts to patients on Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, and other special occasions such as birthdays.


  • Numerous internal departments utilize our Volunteers and their diverse talents.
  • Duties may include filing, data entry, making copies, phone support, medical records, or human resources support.


  • Our Grief Counseling Center provides support to bereaved individuals, including our patients, their loved ones, and our community members have experienced the loss of a loved one.
  • Duties may include organizing mailings, attending support group meetings, or administrative duties.


  • As a non-profit organization, we host fundraising events to raise money for charity care and other services.
  • We attend multiple community events to provide information and education regarding the services we offer.
  • Duties may include Volunteering at our Golf Tournament, Ride for Angels, Night of Reflection; assisting with mailings or other administrative duties.


"Hospice of Davidson County is an incredible organization. The staff and services provide a place for people to navigate their end of life journey with comfort and dignity, and I am proud to be a member of the team."

Hospice of Davidson County Volunteer

Visit our Volunteer Portal to access the Visit/Call Documentation form