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.
Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking caring and compassionate people in Kent and surrounding area to support terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers provide companionship, respite for caregivers, and assistance with transportation, errands and housework. If you have a heart for being with people at the end of their lives, then this opportunity may be a match for you.
Note: Because patient and family support volunteers serve patients living in homes and facilities throughout our community, we recommend that volunteers have their own vehicles. (We do attempt to place volunteers with patients who live near them.) However, you are not required to have your own vehicle or provide transportation.
Patient & Family Support Volunteers
Volunteers offer practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their loved ones. They may provide respite for caregivers, companionship for patients, transportation to appointments, or assistance with errands, household tasks, meal preparation, and yard work.
Volunteers interested in working directly with patients and families must complete our core training and patient care volunteer training. Attendance at all sessions in a training class is required. Our next two scheduled training classes are:
Summer Training: Tukwila
Tuesday, Aug 7, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug 9, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug 14, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug 16, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fall Training: Shoreline
Thursday, October 11th 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 13th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 25th 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 27th 9:00am - 5:00pm
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, the next step is to complete an online application. Then one of our Volunteer Coordinators will contact you to arrange an in-person interview and answer any questions you have.
For more information, see our website at http://providence.org/hosvolunteer or call (206) 320-4000 or (888) 782-4445 (toll-free) and ask for Volunteer Services.
We look forward to talking with you!
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Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
TB testing and flu shots (provided during training)