Hospice Care of the Northwest is looking for volunteers licensed Massage Therapists, Acupressure and/or Reiki Practitioners to provide compassionate touch and presence to hospice patients living at home or in long term care facilities, helping them to relax and decrease their pain, stress and anxiety.
*Trainings scheduled in September! Just in time for the holidays. Contact Tammy to set up an appointment to meet.
All Hospice Care of the Northwest volunteers receive orientation in end-of-life care. Massage Therapist, Acupressure and Reiki Practitioner volunteers must be up to date with current licenses.
A terminally ill patient’s sense of isolation is often made worse by the lack of human touch. Facing the end of life, patients are often overwhelmed and anxious while muscles may be contracted and stiff. The gift of touch can help them relax and it can be an important part of their transition. Knowledgeable massage therapists can offer comforting touch, relaxation, a sense of well being and emotional health. For the volunteer, getting to know someone at the end of life is a gift in itself.
For more information, see our website at www.hospicecarenw.com
- Massage Therapy
- Hospice Care
- Bereavement Support
- Spiritual Healing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-4 hours weekly
- 2 step TB Skin Test Required & Provided