Why Be a Hospice Volunteer for Care Partners?

Volunteer support is the heart and soul of Care Partners.

volunteerimage-300x173The hospice philosophy of care recognizes that dying is not just a medical event but a personal one as well.  Our specially-trained volunteers bring comfort and peace to patients and families in many ways. They provide companionship to patients in their homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living communities. Whether you elect to visit patients, share a specific talent, or assist office staff, we value your gifts of time and talent.

As a Volunteer for Care Partners you can make a profound difference in a family’s life as a compassionate and calm presence who understands what they’re going through. Our volunteers share our calling to bring comfort and help to others when they need it the most.

For more information, training schedule or questions about our volunteer program please call Jennifer Nash, Director of Volunteer and Bereavement Services  503.648.9565 or email jennifer.nash@carepartnersor.org

  • People 18 years and older give time and talents to support and broaden the work of our organization
  • Friends or relatives of former hospice patients
  • People who have heard about Hospice & Palliative Care Partners and believe in our work
  • People from both rural and urban areas
  • People from all cultures and backgrounds

Patient/family support (direct care) – Your visit can make someone’s day! Volunteer opportunities in hospice and palliative care bring companionship to our patients and their loved ones. You can visit and read with patients, run errands, write letters, listen to music, play cards or games, take walks, assist the patient and family with projects, provide transportation to appointments, and give the caregiver time to get away for short periods. Time is a valuable resource and your time as a volunteer, no matter what you choose to do, helps us serve our community.

Office support – we could always use an extra hand for the clerical needs of the organization including data entry, phone calls, managing pre-event registration and post event follow up.

Community awareness – We are invited often to health fairs and community events.  If you have a passion for hospice and enjoy speaking to people about our mission, we could use your help throughout the year.

Special skills and services – Your hobby or profession could be just what we need.  Massage, pet therapy, event coordination and music therapy are some of the many ways our volunteers serve.

Our volunteers serving patients receive 12 hours of class training and 6 hours of online training.

Our Spring 2017 Hospice Volunteer Training will be Saturday, March 4th from 9am – 4:00pm & Saturday, March 18th from 9 am – 1:00 pm. Both days of training will be held at 1600 NW Compton Drive.

For more information and to register, contact Director of Volunteer and Bereavement Services Jennifer Nash, jennifer.nash@carepartnersor.org or (503) 648-9565.

Gratitude…

…as close to angels on earth…

"The folks at Care Partners are as close to angels on earth as we will see. Thank you so much for the care, concern and comfort you gave 'Mary' and us. I don’t know what we would have done without you."

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