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 support by helping in the office with mailings, packet assembly, data entry, computer support and more. 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. 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.
HERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT WILLAMETTE VALLEY HOSPICE ~~~
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
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.
Our mission at Willamette Valley Hospice is Changing the end of life experience.
Willamette Valley Hospice is the only non-profit hospice in the mid-Willamette Valley and has served the area since 1978. Hospice is the compassionate care of the terminally ill (those having six months or less to live). Hospice staff and volunteers help patients dies comfortably, with dignity and when possible, within their own homes. Willamette Valley Hospice provides high-quality and team-managed physical spiritual and emotional support that focuses on individual patients and their families.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
1015 3rd St NWSalem, OR97304
November 6, 2020
Must be at least 12
Orientation or Training
License or State ID only required for those over 16
Pass a drug screening (includes marijuana), background check, references