At the bedside, volunteers bring calm presence and undivided, mindful attention. They read aloud, offer residents companionship, and welcome visitors. They provide support, levity, and joy. They assist nursing staff with care needs and sit vigil. Most important, they stay alert to the many, often subtle ways that residents voice their needs, helping volunteers create the most comfortable and compassionate end-of-life experience possible. Please complete an Interest Form to be placed on the waitlist.
(At Capacity for Reopening: Additional Spots Open 2023)
Hopewell House Resident Care Volunteer Training
Volunteers who have completed the culture training and will be bedside volunteers working directly with residents and their families are required to attend Part 1: The Essentials and Part 2: Hands-on Skill Training offered multiple dates for your convenience.
Volunteers who serve INSIDE the home in any other capacity are required to attend Part One. Inside volunteers are defined as those who will be engaged in greeting and hosting, housekeeping, kitchen and food service, resident support, and/or complementary and therapeutic services (massage, certified music therapists, acupuncture, pet therapy, reiki, etc...).
Part One: Hopewell House Essentials Training
Attendees will learn about the dying process and how Hopewell House supports residents with empathy and compassionate care. Hospice experts and clinical staff will map the dying process and the ways we support Hopewell residents to live as fully as possible. Through symptom and pain management, and care strategies that address physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. You will learn, build and practice skills through deep listening, maintaining respectful boundaries, and navigating family dynamics with tact and grace.
We encourage *but do not require* volunteers who serve OUTSIDE Hopewell House to attend Part One: “Hopewell House Essentials Training”. Outside volunteers are defined as those engaged in quilting/crafting, gardening, fundraising, communications, and donation management.
Location: St. John Fisher Church, 4567 SW Nevada Street, Portland, 97219
A sign-up link will be sent by October 10 to sign-up for one of the following dates:
Part Two: Hopewell House Hands-on Skill Training for Resident Support
This training is required for all volunteers who will serve as direct resident care support volunteers. Topics will include orientation to the house and its equipment; safe resident handling, feeding and bed care; infection control; appropriate roles and boundaries; and team communication strategies.
Attendance at Part One: “Hopewell House Essential Training” is a required prerequisite as is attendance at Hopewell House Cultural Training.
Location: Hopewell House, 6171 Capitol Hwy, Portland, 97239
A sign-up link will be sent by October 10th for volunteers to choose one of the following dates:
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