Volunteers complete approximately 12 hours of specialized training. Volunteer training sessions for Compass Care services call (509)574-3655.
Volunteering in hospice and palliative care can be very rewarding. Many families refer to the volunteers who helped them as "angels." Assistance to patients, families and caregivers is delivered in private homes, nursing facilities, hospitals and Cottage in the Meadow.
The Bereavement Program provides support to family members who have experienced the death of a loved one. Bereavement volunteers provide regular contact with clients through telephone calls, personal cards and support mailings.
Bereavement volunteers may also be trained to help facilitate grief support groups.
Volunteers are needed for:
- Light meal preparation and housekeeping
- Medication delivery
- In-Home visits, companionship
- Vet-to-Vet Partnership Program
- Cottage in the Meadow, Night Owl Program
- Clerical work, event assistance/coordination
- Volunteer Chaplains
- Bereavement services
- Palliative Care
- High Schools for Hospice Program
- Paws 2 Hearts-hospice dogs
- Quilt making
- Relaxation assistance; music, art, reading, puzzles etc.
How to apply
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer with Memorial Hospice please complete and submit a volunteer application. To learn more about our hospice volunteer program or to request an application, call our volunteer coordinator at (509)574-3655.
Once we receive your application, we'll contact you to schedule an orientation interview. Please note that volunteers who are interested in working with patients and their families must not have experienced a personal loss.
To prepare you to become a hospice volunteer, you will attend our 12-hour volunteer training. After successfully completing the training, volunteers commit to providing a minimum of one year of service.