LOOKING FOR COMPASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS - WORK IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where1015 3rd St NW - OUR OFFICEAND WE SERVE OUR PATIENTS IN MARION & POLK CO.We are needing volunteers in all areasSalem, OR 97304
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that engages your heart mind and spirit in caring for others in your own community? Join the Willamette Valley Hospice Volunteer Team! You may provide respite care and emotional support to someone with a terminal illness and support their families with companionship. Volunteers can also help by reading to patients, running errands, or just listening. Our youth volunteers (12 years and older) can make a difference by helping others through special projects in the office while adding Community Service or Volunteer Work to their resumes. Volunteers may want to help promote hospice care education through health fairs and special events or clerical support. We need you! Come join our caring family. We serve our patients in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties - So we are looking for volunteers in all areas!!
COME VOLUNTEER FOR THE ONLY NOT FOR PROFIT HOSPICE IN THE SALEM AREA!!
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE WITH EXTRAORDINARY LOVE!!
Our mission at Willamette Valley Hospice is to enhance the quality of life for terminally ill persons and their families, to provide bereavement support for the caregivers and families of our patients and members of the community, and to educate the community about the hospice philosophy and prognosis.
Our volunteers do a variety of things:
You can give respite to the family/caregivers of our patients. This is usually spending 3-4 hours per week the patient while the caregiver gets a break. You can also visit patients in facilities. This is usually 1 hour per week. You can read with patient, play board games with patients, or just simply sitting with a patient holding their hands.
You can assist families that have experienced a death of a loved one. You can telephone our bereaved families to give support, help co-facilitate our six week grief support groups for children and adults. You can help at our Memorial Events and help with our summer daycamp.
You can help in the office with mailings, stuffing envelopes, gathering statistics, assisting with special projects, filing and data entry. You can also participate in our Speaker's Bureau which is going out and educating the community on hospice. Assisting with special events and fundraising.
We have many opportunities helping us in the office with mailings, packet assembly, data entry, phone calls and much more
We ask that you are at least 16 years of age to have direct patient contact and at least 12 years old to help in the office or with special projects. We have many great opportunities for youth - community service, meet new people and much more.
Your experience in the military is a strong asset in connecting with the 30% of our hospice patients who are veterans. In addition to the satisfaction of fulfilling a genuine need, volunteers experience the thrill of meeting the real people who were part of important events in American history.
PET THERAPY AND LIFE REVIEW
Volunteers can support our patients and family with Pet Therapy. There is additional certification required for this. We also offer Life Review, which is helping our patients leave a life story for their families.
PET PEACE OF MIND VOLUNTEER You can help hospice families care for their pets by taking the dog for a walk, or transporting the cat to the vet. You can offer a temporary home for a patient’s beloved pet, or help raise funds at our annual Walk-n-Wag event in the fall.
SPECIAL PROJECTS VOLUNTEER
You can help by making quilts and pillows, knitting lap blankets, creating greeting cards and much more to support our patients and families
You can choose what area of volunteering you would like to do, you choose how often and in what area. We are very flexible and will work with you on how it is you want to make a difference.
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Bereavement Support
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 12 for office help 16 & up for patient care