Volunteer for Hospice and Transitions

Hospice and Transitions volunteers complete approximately 12 hours of specialized training. Classes are offered six times per year at no charge. For more information and to register call 509-574-3655.

Volunteering in hospice and transitions care can be very rewarding. Many families refer to the volunteers who helped them as "angels." Assistance to patients, families and caregivers is delivered in private homes, nursing facilities, hospitals and Cottage in the Meadow.

The Bereavement Program provides support to family members who have experienced the death of a loved one. Bereavement volunteers provide regular contact with clients through telephone calls, personal cards and support mailings. Bereavement volunteers may also be trained to help facilitate grief support groups.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Light meal preparation and housekeeping
  • Medication delivery
  • In-Home visits, companionship
  • Vet-to-Vet Partnership Program
  • Cottage in the Meadow, Night Owl Program
  • Clerical work, event assistance/coordination
  • Volunteer Chaplains
  • Bereavement services
  • Transitions, Palliative Care
  • High Schools for Hospice Program
  • Massage Therapy-license required
  • Paws 2 Hearts-hospice dogs
  • Quilt making
  • Hair styling
  • Relaxation assistance; music, art, reading, puzzles etc.

How to apply

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer with Memorial Hospice please complete and submit a volunteer application.

To learn more about our hospice volunteer program or to request an application, call our volunteer coordinator at 509-574-3655

Once we receive your application, we'll contact you to schedule an orientation interview. Please note that volunteers who are interested in working with patients and their families must not have experienced a personal loss.

To prepare you to become a hospice volunteer, you will attend our 12-hour volunteer training. After successfully completing the training, volunteers commit to providing a minimum of one year of service.