September 20 @ 12:30 pm - October 6 @ 3:30 pm PDTFree
Mt. Hood Hospice Volunteer Training
Volunteer Training for Mt. Hood Hospice to begin September 20, 2021
The non-profit organization, Mt. Hood Hospice is looking forward to hosting Volunteer Training in September. This free, no-obligation introduction to hospice is open for those at least 18 years of age. We are looking for mature, reliable and compassionate people to volunteer with our patients and families. Volunteers must pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license, have good references and complete the new volunteer application. Veterans and those experienced with animals are also encouraged to apply for our vet-to-vet program through We Honor Vets and our Pet Peace of Mind program.
Join the staff at Mt. Hood Hospice to see if this is a good fit for you and make a difference in life of a terminally ill patient and their family. This is a 21-hour course held on 6 separate days, 2 days weekly for 3-hours per day; Mondays and Wednesdays.
Training Dates & Time
September 20, 22, 27, 29, October 4, 6, 2021 | 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Mt. Hood Hospice location
39065 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 103
Sandy, OR. 97055
Training will include the following sessions:
- Introduction and Welcome to Mt. Hood Hospice
- Role of the Volunteer (panel discussion with current volunteers)
- Medical Aspects of Terminal Illness (panel discussion with RNs)
- Spiritual Caregiving
- Exploring Feelings of Death and Dying
- Grief and Bereavement
- Personal Care (Infection Precautions)
- Visit to Sandy Funeral Home
- Psychosocial Aspects of Terminal Illness
- Communication Skills
What does it look like to volunteer for hospice?
There are many different areas for volunteers to assist in the hospice setting. One of course, is visiting/sitting with terminally ill patients. Visits may include playing cards, crafting, reading aloud, helping them document their life story, transporting them or their pets to appointments, picking up groceries, correspondence or helping with pets. Another way to support hospice patients is through Pet or Music Therapy, gardening or yard upkeep. Are you creative? Making cards, sewing bibs, helping in the main office or with events are other ways to volunteer with Mt. Hood Hospice.
Mt. Hood Hospice is regulated by Medicare, which means volunteers are a condition of participation for all hospices and must provide at least 5% of the total patient care hours. “Volunteers are an integral part of the holistic care that we offer to our patients and families,” said Jolie Phanton, Volunteer Coordinator/Community Outreach Director for Mt. Hood Hospice.
Learn more about Mt. Hood Hospice
Mt. Hood Hospice has been providing holistic care to families and patients including bereavement support for families and the community at large since 1980 and serve those living in East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties. We are the only free standing, independent, community-based hospice in our area. Our mission is to provide the highest quality compassionate care to patients and families coping with life-limiting illness regardless of their ability to pay. Through a team approach and with the patients’ goals we provide a plan of care. We are proud of our dedicated on-call staff, available 24/7 and we have a fast response time with same day admits. At Mt. Hood Hospice our bottom line is you!
Contact Jolie Phanton, Director of Volunteer Services with any questions about volunteer training. We look forward to meeting you!