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.

WINTER 2018 – (2-day training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)
  • Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16
    (Location: Providence Hospice West Side Office – Cedar Hills)

SPRING 2018 – Yamhill Training (2-day training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)
  • Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23
    (Location: Providence Newberg Medical Center)

FALL 2018 - Yamhill training (2-day training 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)
  • Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14
    (Location: Providence Newberg Medical Center)

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).

Volunteer application