Hospice vigil volunteer

Providence Hospice vigil volunteers  are assigned by the hospice staff to bring comfort, support and companionship to patients and their family members or facility staff during the time immediately before the patient’s death. The vigil volunteer must be willing to be called for assignment on short notice. Volunteers must complete a 32-hour training and orientation program and must undergo a screening process, including a criminal record check. Vigil volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For information about the orientation program, please call us.

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Community Hospice Training Program Schedule

Providence Hospice offers a free comprehensive course of training to prepare people who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers in the Portland area.

Palliative Care Services in Southern Oregon

Providence Home Health Palliative Care is an extension of our traditional Home Health program. Patients needing palliative care often have complex needs that require specialized care.  


Volunteer training for serving in Clackamas County

Providence Hospice serves the Clackamas County region and offers a comprehensive course for anyone desiring to become a hospice volunteer or seeking in-depth understanding of hospice care and end-of-life issues.   

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  • Hospice is about living

    Butch Naumes was heartbroken when he said goodbye to his brother, Patrick Naumes. Their family found solace in sharing quality time at the end with Patrick, who spent his last days in the care of Providence Home Health and Hospice, and family members say they are thankful for the care hospice provides.

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  • Hospice is about living

    Butch Naumes was heartbroken when he said goodbye to his brother, Patrick Naumes. Their family found solace in sharing quality time at the end with Patrick, who spent his last days in the care of Providence Home Health and Hospice, and family members say they are thankful for the care hospice provides.

    Read more