PRESTON HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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EvergreenHealth

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Evergreen Hospice Volunteers bring comfort and smiles to our patients.

"Spending time with someone who is dying makes me realize what is truly important in my own life." - EvergreenHealth Hospice Volunteer

EvergreenHealth Hospice is seeking kind and caring individuals to share their time and talents with our hospice patients and their families.

The comprehensive training you receive will help you to open your heart to understanding the circumstances a hospice patient and their loved ones are facing, and give you the practical and emotional tools to feel confident about offering them the assistance you have been trained to provide. Compassionate presence, just sitting quietly with a patient is another skill our training will provide you with.

This assistance can include: running errands, playing card games, listening to a person's life story, reading or singing, playing or listening to music, or watching TV with a patient. A volunteer’s presence can help lessen a patient’s loneliness by providing them with companionship. And caregivers find relief when a volunteer comes by to stay with a patient while he or she enjoys some much needed personal time off.

Our volunteers can work in the community - in patient’s homes, adult family homes, and nursing homes - or in the hospice center. EvergreenHealth Hospice serves patients in King and Snohomish Counties and you are free to choose where your assignment will be.

Volunteers are integral members of the hospice team and receive support from their team including the social worker and nurse assigned to the family they are working with. Ongoing hospice education and friendly volunteer gatherings are offered throughout the year.

If you feel your heart responding to this type of service, and you would like to join our community of compassionate volunteers, contact us at

hospicevolunteercoord@evergreenhealthcare.org

Or complete the application on the EvergreenHealth website:

http://www.evergreenhealth.com/volunteer-info

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About EvergreenHealth

Location:

12040 NE 128th St, Volunteer Services, Kirkland, WA 98034, US

Mission Statement

EvergreenHealth will advance the health of the community it serves through our dedication to high quality, safe, compassionate and cost-effective health care.

Description

EvergreenHealth is a community-based health care organization serving more that 400,000 people throughout northern King and southern Snohomish counties in Washington state. Volunteers are needed to serve in the hospital and in the hospice program.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

12040 NE 128th StVolunteers choose patients in your communityTHROUGHOUT KING AND SNOHOMISH COUNTIESPreston, WA 98050

(47.5446,-121.937)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year committment of 2-4 hrs per week
  • 2-day core training and provide documentation of required health clearance

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