The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our compassionate volunteer visits weekly with hospice patient to ensure he continues with the quality of life he wants to have.
Help a veteran get her story validated. Offer respite to a caregiver. Run errands or walk the family dog. If you are a compassionate listener, you may wish to help a terminally ill patient or their caregiver. Some like to have you read them a favorite book or listen to their favorite music. Some may ask you to sit quietly and just be at the bedside offering your presence. Hospice is providing comfort care and living fully - not just dying. All of these are ways you can become involved! Screening, background check and TB test required. Free training is provided in exchange for your 1 year commitment to serving Hospice patients and families 4 hours/week, with the highest need Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Please visit website at: www.cascadehealth.org to learn more about Hospice and access a Volunteer Application. Cascade Health recently opened the Pete Moore Hopice House - a beautiful setting for those in need of specialized care serving all of Lane County. Volunteer opportunities at this beautiful location are available on the weekends as well.
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Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
maximum 4 hours/week, mostly weekdays 8-5
Application, personal interview/screening and training