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 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 even clerical support. We need you!. Come join our caring family. We serve our patients in Marion and Polk 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:
PATIENT CARE 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.
BEREAVEMENT 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 Memorials and help with our summer camp.
OUTREACH/COMMUNITY SUPPORT 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.
OFFICE SUPPORT We have many opportunities helping us in the office with mailings, packet assembly, data entry, phone calls and much more
YOUTH VOLUNTEERS 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 opportunites for youth - Annual scholarships, community service, meet new people and much more.
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 his/her family
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
Our Mission We are a community owned, not-for-profit organization providing innovative, personalized, and compassionate care to patients and families facing serious illness. Our Vision A world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief has access to the best personalized and compassionate care.
Willamette Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 and based in Salem, Oregon, provides comprehensive hospice care services, pain management, grief services, and support for those patients and families facing serious or life-limiting illness. Through its mission, Willamette Valley Hospice & Palliative Care supports adults and children living with a serious or life-limiting illness throughout Marion and Polk counties and beyond.
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