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At Harbors Home Health and Hospice, we consider the chance to be involved in the lives of our patients both a sacred opportunity and a privilege. The love, respect and care provided to our patients and their families by our hospice volunteers is vitally important to their overall well-being during challenging times.

Volunteer Opportunities

Harbors Home Health and Hospice volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform. The tasks of volunteers include:

  • Helping with office support tasks at the agency
  • Running errands for patients and families
  • Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
  • Reading, or providing a comforting touch
  • Playing or singing soothing music to patients
  • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours

These and other tasks are why hospice volunteers are such an essential part of the Harbors experience.

* We suggest volunteers wait a minimum of one year following the death of a loved one to volunteer. This allows adequate time to make appropriate adjustments after a significant personal loss.

Who Can Be A Volunteer

The Hospice Volunteer

We provide volunteers with a detailed orientation to the hospice program so they fully understand our caring philosophy and goals, and have the skills needed to assist patients and their families.

As a volunteer, you’ll work with the Volunteer Coordinator to determine the best role for you to enrich the lives of others. You’ll hear the stories of patients and families firsthand.

To find out more about Harbor’s Volunteer Program, contact us at (360) 532-5454

How much of a commitment will you be asked to make? As a Hospice volunteer, you can donate as much or as little of your time as you desire. The duties of our volunteers are varied. This flexibility allows you to find an area or service that is uniquely suited to you and provides you with the greatest personal satisfaction.

The Harbor’s Hospice Experience

At Harbors Home Health, we know our customers have hopes and expectations. Our goal is to give them much more than they hope for and expect. The Harbors Hospice Experience means we try to exceed the expectations of our customers in every way.