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Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Cascade Health - Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 29 people are interested
Cascade Health

At Cascade Health Hospice and Palliative Care, we recruit, train, and retain a team of well qualified volunteers to assist patients and their families. Many volunteers have experience with loved ones on hospice and know how invaluable additional support can be. Cascade Health volunteers are the highest caliber and trained to support patients and their families, whether in the form of companionship, respite visits for the caregiver or general support to the patient and family.

All Cascade Health Volunteers undergo a through criminal background check as well as an extensive interview and screening process before completing our 16-our New Volunteer Orientation. Our volunteers must pass the Orientation and participate in regular competency evaluations and annual reviews in order to serve patients and families.

How Volunteers support patients and families:

Volunteers are much like an extension of your community- volunteers visit, provide companionship, emotional support, assistance, respite and so much more.

A short list of volunteer support services

  • Visit with patient and family
  • Help with memory or scrapbooks
  • Assist in Organizing belongings
  • Read to patient (book, Bible, newspaper, magazine)
  • Play games (checkers, backgammon, etc.)
  • Rub lotion on a patient’s hands/arms
  • Work on a craft project together
  • Sit quietly and watch TV with patient
  • Walk a dog
  • Provide a few hours of respite coverage so family may leave the home
  • Sing or play an instrument
  • Work on a jigsaw or crossword puzzle together
  • Light meal or food prep
  • Light housework assistance (fold a load of laundry, sweep hallway)
  • Assist in writing letters to loved ones
  • Create a hand casting
  • Light yard work assistance
  • Caregiver support
  • Provide emotionally intelligent support
  • Run errands for patient/family

Volunteers MAY NOT assist with the following:

  • Personal care- bathing, shaving, toileting, nail clipping
  • Medications- volunteers may not handle, offer, or dispense medications (prescription or over the counter)
  • Feeding- While volunteers can help prepare a snack, they may not assist patients with eating or drinking.
  • Patient transfer- Whether from bed to wheelchair or wheelchair to bed/couch.
  • Driving- Volunteers are not permitted to transport patients or caregivers in their personal vehicles.
  • Heavy-duty cleaning or yardwork
  • Financial or legal planning

Should you have questions or feedback about Volunteer Services, please contact the
Volunteer Coordinator at 541-228-3081

Thank you for choosing Cascade Health Hospice Volunteers.

It is our honor and pleasure to serve together.

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About Cascade Health - Hospice


2650 SUZANNE WAY, Suite 200, EUGENE, OR 97408, US

Mission Statement

Health and wellness are part of life in the home, at work, and within our community. When something unexpected occurs, Cascade Health is there to make life better by providing services that include home health and hospice, occupational health, employee wellness, behavioral health, and chronic disease management. Cascade Health is a local, non-profit organization comprised of caring, qualified professionals who meet the unmet health needs of our neighbors. We are unique in that we are community-based, solution focused and patient centered, responsive, innovative, and dedicated to quality outcomes. Our goal is clear: Make life better for those we have the privilege to serve. Our Mission: To improve quality of life in our community by helping to support and provide quality, charitable, compassionate healthcare now, and for generations to come.


Cascade Hospice provides supportive care and hospice services for patients with life-limiting illnesses. We focus on quality of life and comfort through pain and symptom management, while offering physical, emotional, social and spiritual support for both patient and family no matter where the patient lives. We are proud to have recently opened Pete Moore Hospice House - the first in Lane County. Our Core Values include:
* Integrity - We demonstrate a dedication to ethical practices and are deeply committed to community service.
* Professionalism - We provide high-quality service based on more than 50 years of healthcare experience and innovation.
* Respect - We promote an environment of mutual, positive regard for our patients, clients, and employees.
* Relationships - We value a process that results in healthy relationships and positive communication.


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We'll work with your schedule.


Eugene and Springfield areaEugene and Springfield, OR 97408


  • Music Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Maximum 4 hours/week
  • Application, personal interview/screening and training

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