Friends of Hopewell House is primarily a volunteer-based organization that relies on people who are compassionate and willing to share their time and talents. At Hopewell House volunteers bring emotional, spiritual and practical support to those in our care. This beautiful home allows for volunteers across many areas, including resident support, greeters, gardeners, crafters and many more to contribute to a nurturing sanctuary for those at end-of-life.
The home is scheduled for renovations in early 2022 with an expected completion and re-opening in summer 2022. We encourage you to learn more about our community of friends and if interested complete the online application form. All of our volunteers are carefully screened, interviewed, and trained.
At the bedside, volunteers bring calm presence and undivided, mindful attention. They read aloud, provide companionship, and healing touch. They give support, levity, and joy. They assist nursing staff with care needs and sit vigil. Most importantly, volunteers stay alert to the many, often subtle, ways that residents voice needs providing residents, and families with the most comfortable and compassionate end-of-life experience possible. Coming summer 2022
Volunteers maintain gardens, arrange flowers for the home. Special projects and on-going help is needed. Coming Spring 2022
Interested in making a quilt or perhaps knitting or crocheting a lap blanket, prayer shawl or hat we’re accepting donations now. Current Opportunity.
Volunteers are critical to behind-the-scenes operations. They organize and implement special events, acknowledge donors, carry out administrative and communication tasks, and support the full range of integrated services including some database support work. Current Opportunity.
Rick Seifert, Founding member of Friends of Hopewell House
We value and welcome volunteers from a variety of cultures, identities, customs, and beliefs and are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community of residents and volunteers. Each volunteer’s unique life perspective and personality is what makes each of our volunteers so valuable, and makes such an impact on a patient's care team.
Benefits You’ll Receive
If this opportunity is interesting to you we encourage you to come back often to our page to check out the seminar series we will be launching in early 2022, to sign up to take a tour of the building, hear more about our mission, vision or learn how you might contribute to this vibrant and growing community. Please use the link below to complete our digital application form, or contact us using the email system below if you prefer a had copy application. We will be in touch once we receive your application. Thank you!
A great way to share your time and talents (from home!) by creating colorful quilts, lap blankets and prayer shawls for the comfort of hospice patients during their time at Hopewell House. Patients will be offered a quilt of their choice, handmade by generous and creative community members who have donated their time, talents and materials. Each quilt will remain with the patient during their care and their family will be invited to take the quilt home with them upon the patient’s death. Knitted (or crocheted) lap blankets, prayer shawls, beanies and slippers will be offered as a gift to patients and family members as well.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to brighten the day of those we will never meet! And, for passing along this information to others that may have an interest in getting involved.
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A 501(c)(3) organization, EIN: 84-3380179
6164 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97239
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