Patient Care/Hospice Volunteer Training at Housecall Providers
No human being should be left along during times of serious illness or as they faced the end of life. Yet all too often, people pull away. A Housecall Providers volunteer fills that gap by being a companion who provides compassion, a listening ear, support and caregiver respite. Housecall Providers’ primary care and hospice volunteers become an essential part of the team delivering quality care for patients who are homebound or near the end of their life.
A Housecall Providers volunteer visits homebound people living in the Portland Metro, providing them with meaningful companionship and much-needed respite for their caregivers. You may read a favorite book, run small errands, walk the dog, or help tidy up their home. Perhaps you will simply offer quiet comfort by sitting with them or holding a hand. No matter what, your presence offers reassurance that they are not alone.
Our next training will take place over the following 4 nights in August:
Tuesday 8/20/19 - 6pm to 9:30pm
Thursday 8/22/19 - 6pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday 8/27/19 - 6pm to 9:30pm
Thursday 8/29/19 - 6pm to 9:30pm
About Housecall Providers
Housecall Providers is a nonprofit organization providing primary-care house calls and hospice services to homebound seniors and people with disabilities throughout the Portland metropolitan area.
How Do I Become a Volunteer?
If you have a desire to help patients and families in need. Please call Todd Lawrence, Volunteer Coordinator at (971) 202-5515 for more information and/or arrange an interview time. Training is provided. Volunteers must be 18 years old, pass a background check, drug test, physical, tb test and be willing to update vaccinations if needed.
Individuals are encouraged to wait a year after the loss of a significant person before serving as a hospice volunteer working with patients, families or caregivers.
We'll work with your schedule.
5100 SW Macadam Ave#200Portland, OR 97239
- Bereavement Support
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours per week
- Must be 18 years old, pass a background check, drug test, physical, tb test and be willing to update