Soul Work -- Start Your New Year Volunteering with Hospice


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Portland metropolitan area andsurrounding countiesPortland, Gresham, Sandy, Beaverton, Hillsboro,, OR 97201


About

Share your compassionate presence in simple companionship. Hospice work isn't for everyone. But it can be the most authentic experience for those who have the courage and curiosity to walk/volunteer a different path. Play music, sing hymns or favorite songs, write and read letters and cards, light candles, read a poem or prayer, hold a hand in gentle silence. Our volunteers are amazing in their creativity, curiosity and availability to be a healing presence.

Weekly visits are extremely flexible and we assign you to visit a patient/family closest to where you live. We serve patients living in all PDX metro areas, outer SE, Gresham, Sandy, Troutdale, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Sherwood, Hillsboro, St Helen's etc.

Companion Volunteers -- Spend 2 hours a week visiting a hospice patient in their home. The majority of our patients live in a facilty setting -- senior community, assisted living, adult care home, skilled nursing. Companionship takes on an even greater significance for folks not living at home with their family.

Companion Interns -- Will spend as many hours a week to meet internship credits hours/goals. Gain direct experience learning about hospice as healthcare by providing companionship to hospice patients, supporting families, and collaborating with clinicians. Shadow clincians in the field, attend clincial team meetings, as well as workshops and Signature Hospice events.

The next volunteer training, comprised of 3 sessions, is scheduled for January 27th, 28th, and Feb 3rd. These sessions will be held at our home office in Tigard. Your volunteer visits will be in your local community.

For additional information contact Michele Fuchs at 503-924-8922, mfuchs@4signatureservice.com.

Skills

  • Spiritual Healing
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Massage Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Psychology

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week minimum
  • One-year commitment, compassion, empathy, flexibility, consistent reliability

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