Volunteers provide both practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their family members.
Patient / Family Volunteers
Patient / Family Volunteers provide both practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their family members. Activities often include home visits, regular phone calls, respite care to the caregiver, or even running errands. Volunteers are specially screened and trained. They come from all walks of life; many of them have suffered the loss of a loved one making them especially compassionate to the needs of others. A 20-hour training program is required.
Office Volunteers help with tasks such as answering phones, preparing mailings, filing, scrap-booking, or other tasks depending on the skills of the volunteer and hospice needs. One-on-one training and orientation is required.
Special Event Volunteers
Special Event Volunteers help plan and staff special activities such as our annual Time of Remembering, twice-annual blood drives in partnership with the Oregon Red Cross, and our noodle booth fundraiser at the Sandy Mountain Festival.