Hospice Southwest Looking for Volunteers
Hospice Southwest in Vancouver Washington is looking for volunteers who are 18 years or older and willing to make a one year commitment and serve about 4 hours a week in a variety of roles including:
Direct Patient Care Volunteers: Providing 1:1 support to our patients and offering respite to their caregivers and loved ones.
Bereavement Phone Call Support Volunteers: Making phone calls of support to the family members after their loved one dies. These calls are made at 2 months and 6 months after the death to check in and offer support.
Office Support Volunteers: We have a variety of office tasks to be fulfilled from general filing, scanning of medical records, filling out Bereavement Cards, Assembling packets and folders and other duties as assigned.
The next scheduled volunteer training is in early July, and the following training will be in the fall. Hospice Southwest is in the middle of an ambitious campaign to double its current volunteer pool. If you or anyone you know have questions or might be interested in applying to volunteer please contact Becky Bilyeu the Volunteer Associate at 360-696-5384 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Hospice Southwest, a program of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, provides care for the terminally ill and their families in their own homes, adult family care homes and extended care facilities. In addition, the Ray Hickey Hospice House bridges the gap between home and traditional inpatient care for hospice patients. The new hospice house offers local families an alternative home-like environment where loved ones may receive end-of-life care. At Hospice Southwest, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and volunteers works in partnership with the patient’s physician, to provide pain and symptom management, medical treatment and emotional and spiritual support. Hospice Southwest also offers a full array of bereavement programs for children and adults alike through the Stepping Stones Grief and Bereavement Center at the Memorial Health Center.