Volunteers Needed for Hospice Southwest
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you have four hours one time a week to volunteer?
Volunteers are needed for Hospice Southwest. We are part of Southwest Washington Medical Center, serving people diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Volunteers are needed for respite in the homes of our patients; for pt. support in Ray Hickey Hospice House; office support for various projects.
The volunteer training sessions:
• Tuesday June 15th 1pm – 5pm
• Thursday June 17th 1pm – 5pm
• Location is Memorial Health Center, Ste.203; 33rd and Main St., Vancouver
• Registration and attendance at both sessions is required.
There is no fee for the training; however, we do ask volunteers to make a minimum commitment of one year. To register or for more information, please call 360.696.5069.
Hospice Southwest, a program of Southwest Washington 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 Southwest’s Memorial Health Center.