WE NEED VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE COMPASSIONATE AND WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A PERSON'S END OF LIFE EXPERIENCE!
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Volunteers are needed within the range in age from teens to senior citizens. Some volunteers come to hospice as part of their high school or college course requirements (Internships). Some individuals experienced the benefits of hospice through the loss of a loved one and now want to give back through serving others during this difficult time. Some volunteers have professional skills or specialized expertise, but most are just empathetic people who want to help and serve their community.
Hospice volunteers can dedicate as little or as much time as they wish. Some volunteers donate several hours each week while others commit to a few hours each month. Some hospice volunteers prefer to offer services on an as-needed basis. All volunteers will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one discussion with our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss their interests and availability.
All hospice volunteers receive training to ensure that they feel comfortable performing their requested/assigned care activities. You determine the amount of time you can provide, but generally it is between two and six hours of support per patient visit.
Volunteers Needed for the following:
~Being present with the patient to allow their caregiver to rest and/or run errands.
~Listening to the patient. They may share their concerns, regrets, and/or areas of thankfulness with you. You may have opportunities to encourage the patient to share their life story (and possibly capture a verbal or written summary of this information).
~Engaging in the patient's hobbies - perhaps reading to them, listening to music, discussing current events or playing a board or card game.
~Assisting the patient to make short trips outside, assisting with phone calls and/or letter writing.
~Visiting with family members/caregivers. These individuals often appreciate the opportunity to talk with someone who understands what they are going through.
~Visiting pet volunteer if you have a pet that is therapy certified.
~Bereavement Support Activities/ Office Work Needed
These activities are typically performed by telephone from the hospice office. Bereavement Support volunteers may provide as little as one hour of service or up
Valid Driver's License
CPR certification due to our Hospice Medicare Accrediation
Be able to Pass a Background Check and Drug Test
You have all the knowledge and skills you will need to volunteer
Serving Salem, Keizer, and Surrounding Cities
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if wanting more information ask for Kate, Volunteer Coordinator