Hospice Northwest is looking for volunteers to help people in our community at the end of their lives.
Volunteer Co-ordinator Thomas Bentz explains in addition to visiting people who are dying, you can also sign up to help people dealing with the loss of a loved one through their Grief and Bereavement program.
He says they are looking for people who are compassionate and willing to listen as part of their current volunteer drive.
“[Someone who] provides that un-biased kind of neutral, third-party sounding board that these people–who are feeling these intense emotions around their own death, or around the death of somebody very close to them–can get that information out, can get those feelings out.”
He adds volunteers visit the hospice’s clients in their homes, long-term care or the hospital.
Bentz says they are always accepting applications, but you must apply by February 22nd to be included in the next three-month volunteer training session.
You can find more information or sign up at this link.