Yelm Hospice Patient and Family Support

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ORGANIZATION: Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice


Patient support 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.

Volunteers receive comprehensive training to prepare them to support the unique needs and issues that face the dying and their families. Call us for our next scheduled training dates and to learn more! Training will be held in our Lacey office but once complete you will be serving in your local community!

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About Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice


4200 6th Ave SE, Ste 201, Lacey, WA 98503, 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.


Honoring diverse hopes and needs by empowering volunteers to make meaningful connections. Providence Hospice volunteers serve patients and families throughout Thurston, Mason and Lewis 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.

We offer opportunities for volunteers to uphold client agency and autonomy in pursuit of their goals, gain new skills 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.   

Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice is a local, non-profit, state licensed and Medicare certified agency. Volunteers are required to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations.


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Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


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Multiple locations Yelm, WA 98597



  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week for a year on average
  • TB test (Provided by Providence)

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