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Hospice Volunteers

Central Washington Hospital Hospice Volunteers are special people who provide essential services and support to our patients and their caregivers. Your presence can help ease those painful times that the terminally ill and their loved ones must face.

Volunteers may fulfill any number of roles, including:

  • Offer respite to caregivers
  • Provide companionship and socialization
  • Assist with errands
  • Assist with correspondence or other activities they may wish to attend to
  • Prepare meals
  • Assist with office work

Volunteers participate in a 20-hour training course covering Hospice history, philosophy, the interdisciplinary team approach, communication skills, grief and loss, universal precautions, safety in the home and spirituality. This training prepares you how to best accommodate the needs of the patients and families.

Following the training, volunteers are asked to provide 2-4 hours of service per week with patients and/or families, and attend monthly volunteer meetings.

For more information, call 509.662.1511, ext. 2663 and ask for the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator.