Portland Metro Hospice Volunteer Program Training Schedule
Schedule of training sessions
Volunteers must attend all of the classes in their training sessions. All sessions located in Portland unless otherwise noted. Additional Agency Orientation, for 1/2 day, will be added after each training.
SPRING 2017 – Clackamas County Training (4-day training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)
- Friday, April 21 and Friday, April 28
- Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 12
SUMMER 2017 (3-day training 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)
- Thursday, June 22, Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24
(Location: Legacy Meridian Park)
FALL 2017 (3-day training 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)
- Thursday, October 19, Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21
(Location: Providence St. Vincent Hospital)
Dates may be subject to change.
What do hospice volunteers do?
Hospice volunteers help people who are facing terminal illness. The training course covers the basic principles of hospice, understanding the special needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving, and understanding grief and loss.
Volunteers serve in many different areas, including respite care; bereavement; Me Too – a children’s grief support group; oncology; community education; and program support.
Hospice volunteers are especially needed in east Multnomah County, Gresham, Molalla, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Applicants with fluency in Spanish and Russian are especially encouraged to apply.
What are the requirements?
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. No previous hospice experience is required. Following training, volunteers are asked to commit four hours a week for a year. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call a Providence Hospice volunteer coordinator at 503-215-4944 (east) or 503-291-6621 (west).