Volunteer trainings in Clackamas County
Providence Hospice offers a free comprehensive course of training to prepare people who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers.
Schedule of Training
Volunteers must attend all of the classes during training sessions. All sessions located in Clackamas County.
Spring 2016 (4 day training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)
- Fridays, April 22 & 29 (9–4:30 p.m.)
- Friday, May 6 (Patient Care Day (9-4 p.m.)
- Friday, May 13 (–4:30 p.m.)
(Pre-registration required by April 15, 2016.)
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 Clackamas County, East Multnomah County, Yamhill County, Gresham, West Linn. 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 503-215-3978.