There are numerous ways for individuals and groups to serve the patients and families of Trellis Supportive Care, North Carolina's original hospice and palliative care provider. Please see the list below for some of the most popular ways people in the community enjoying serving.
Contact us if any of the service opportunities below interest you.
Meals at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home
At the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, meals for patients are served at 8:00am, 12:00pm, and 5:00pm (and made available as requested). Likewise, we welcome groups and/or individuals to prepare PRE-COOKED meals for our families during those same times. Often, while patients are at the Hospice Home, their family members do not want to leave the bedside, so they consequently end up eating whatever is available. When meals are prepared and served for the families, it makes the Hospice Home feel more like home.
Two popular ways bakers enjoying serving Trellis Supportive Care, North Carolina's original hospice and palliative care provider, are listed below.
Special Occasion Baking
Volunteers who elect to bake birthday or anniversary cakes have the honor of brightening a special day for patients and families. Often, the family does not have the time or resources to provide a cake for the patient, so this service helps alleviate pressure for the family as well.
Tea Time is a special time for families at our inpatient facilities from 2:00-4:00pm during the week. This is a time when cookies and fresh coffee are provided in all of the family rooms, so that the patients’ families can have time for respite. Volunteers who choose to bring in baked items for this program can bake on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Cookies and dessert bars are preferred.
Patients use a variety of items sewn and knitted by volunteers in the community. These homemade items offer comfort to patients and assistance to nursing staff. Individuals and/or groups are welcome to sew or knit a variety of items.
- Neck pillows (horseshoe shape & dog bone shape)
- Oblong pillows
- Catheter bag covers
- Blankets (full-size & half-size)
- Fidget Aprons
The Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home is a big part of our Forsyth County campus, located on Hospice Lane, and sits on beautifully lanscaped property to provide a serene space for patients and visitors. These grounds are watered and maintained by a gardener, along with the help of seasonal volunteers. This volunteer opportunity is open to both individuals and groups. Contact Volunteer@TrellisSupport.org for more information.
From peanut butter to soup to cereal,
Trellis Supportive Care, North Carolina's original hospice and palliative care provider, collects a variety of items to support patients and their families during one of the most difficult times of life. At the Hospice Home, these donations are used to stock the four family rooms so that family members can easily grab something when they’re on the go. Donated goods are also used to stock the snack baskets and goodie bags.
For patients that remain in their homes or at nursing facilities, donated items are also greatly appreciated. Click here for Trellis Supportive Care's detailed donation wishlist.
Trellis Supportive Care, North Carolina's original hospice and palliative care provider, hosts multiple events throughout the year, such as the annual Hope Run 5k/10k and two golf tournaments. Many events are held across the counties we serve to educate the community, serve the community, and raise funds. Contact Volunteer@TrellisSupport.org or 336-768-6157 x1560 (voicemail only) for more information. Assisting with special events is a volunteer opportunity open to individuals and groups alike.
Create Your Own
Is there something that you or your group would like to do for Trellis Supportive Care that is not listed here? Contact us. We are always happy to work with groups and individuals in the community who would like to offer their time and talents.