Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking patient care volunteers to offer essential practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their loved ones in King County. Patient care volunteers are required to go through extensive training to help prepare them for this amazing work.
Do you enjoy listening to stories, reading poems and passages out loud, or playing a game of cribbage? What about pruning a few roses, doing a load of laundry, or running to the store for a bag of groceries? Do you play a musical instrument… violin, guitar, piano, and have felt a calling to share your gift? Perhaps you’d like typing a letter, or helping in our office with filing, data entry, etc? Is sewing, knitting or crocheting one of your gifts? You could knit/crochet comfort shawls or sew gowns and pillows in the comfort of your own home!
The work our volunteers provide is profound. To be a peaceful presence of compassion to the dying and their families is an honor.
Unpaid family caregivers are unsung heroes. Many have been caregiving for years at great sacrifice. At end of life, we want to serve the patient and their family. Respite is a gift we can offer to a caregiver. To have a few hours to themselves for shopping, sleeping, taking a shower is a blessing they so desperately need. There are some patients who are alone and need companionship. You could be a peaceful presence to whom a patient could share their life stories. You chose the geographic area you want, and the days and times you wish to serve!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Volunteers must be 21 years or older. In addition, volunteers who are interested in working directly with patients and their families must not have had a personal loss within the last 12 months.
Listen to your heart. If working with individuals at end of life is where you feel you are being called, then contact Providence Hospice of Seattle to find out more! The telephone number is 206-320-4000. Please ask for Steve in Volunteer Services.