Become a Volunteer

Willamette Valley Hospice was started by volunteers in 1978. Volunteers are still of vital importance – they help in almost every area of Willamette Valley Hospice’s services. Wherever your interests lie, we have a place for you to get involved. We help tailor each volunteer experience to fit your specific needs and your busy schedule.

No experience is required. Comprehensive volunteer training is offered free of charge and we welcome you to attend, with no obligation to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities exist for youth ages 12-17, as well as adults. Below are some of the ways you can conribute your time and talents:

  • Provide a respite break for a family caregiver
  • Visit a hospice patient in a care facility
  • Serve as a Veteran to Veteran Volunteer
  • Run errands for a patient and their family
  • Help with chores (dishes, laundry, meal preparation, walk a dog)
  • Assist with clerical tasks in the office
  • Help with grief support groups for adults and children
  • Staff a table at a health fair
  • Lend a hand with special events and fundraising
  • Become a pet therapy volunteer or help with the needs of the pets of hospice patients
  • Be of assistance at the Edward F. Tokarski Home
  • Help with our Camp Mighty Oaks summer camp for grieving children
  • Translate materials into another language

If you have a volunteer idea in mind, call and let us know! We’re flexible and would love to work with you. Out of respect for the sensitive nature of hospice work, new volunteers are advised to wait at least six months after a significant personal loss before volunteering directly with patients and families.  E-mail Volunteer Services or call us at 503.588.3600 with any questions.

Click here for a volunteer application.