Actively Seeking Federal Way Hospice Volunteers!

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ORGANIZATION: Providence Hospice of Seattle

PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEERS

Patient care volunteers offer essential practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their loved ones. We provide comprehensive training to ensure confidence in one's ability. Activities may include:

  • Companionship -Engage in activities, conversation, and emotional support for patients and/or caregivers.
  • Errands/shopping - Pickup groceries or other supplies, etc.
  • Respite - Support caregivers by providing up to four hours of patient companionship allowing for a rest break from direct care of their loved ones in their homes.
  • Life Legacy - Facilitate conversations and support patients in recording their life stories.
  • Light household tasks and yardwork - Straighten and tidy up, vacuum, dust, load/unload dishwasher and/or laundry, lawncare, gardening, etc.
  • Light meal preparation - Put together items laid out for a meal, heating food, etc.
  • Music - Provide non-therapeutic music for patient enjoyment.
  • Transportation - Transport patients to and from appointments (volunteer does not go with patient into the appointment) or outings to local places such as parks, shopping areas, etc.
  • Vigil - Offer a peaceful presence at the bedside of patients who are within the last 48 hours of life.
  • Virtual or remote opportunities are available as well depending upon the needs of those we serve.

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About Providence Hospice of Seattle

Location:

2811 South 102nd Street, Ste 220, Tukwila, WA 98168, US

Mission Statement

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Description

Providence Hospice of Seattle volunteers serve patients and families throughout King and Pierce Counties, wherever they may call home (private residence, nursing facility, adult family home, etc.). Volunteers play a key role in their own communities providing support and comfort to those who are facing terminal illness.

Hospice volunteers provide non-clinical patient care and family support, assist with grief support services, and contribute administrative and operational support.

We offer opportunities to gain new skills, uphold client agency and autonomy in pursuit of their goals, and empower you to be an informed advocate. All roles support our core values of compassion, justice, dignity, integrity, and excellence . Our team will help you discover your strengths and guide you toward your best role. Comprehensive training is tailored to each position to ensure you are confident and comfortable in your responsibilities. Volunteers are required to be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Positions in your neighborhoodFederal Way, WA 98003

(47.31651,-122.3224)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours/week

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