Volunteers make a significant difference in the lives of Hospice Patients, and are an important part of the hospice care team.
Change a Life
Hospice volunteers possess very special qualities. They come from various backgrounds but they all have a desire to serve their community by providing support to people, and their families, who are facing the final stages of life. Volunteers are very important members of the Hospice Care Team.
Becoming a volunteer for Whatcom Hospice is a big commitment. Whether you’re caring for an individual during the final stages of their lives, sewing a blanket for one of the Hospice House rooms or assisting with filing, you can make a significant difference in the life of someone facing a terminal illness.
Current Volunteer Positions
There are two volunteer opportunities available at Whatcom Hospice.
Indirect Care Volunteer
Because of the level of commitment involved, a Caregiver Volunteer must have excellent listening and communication skills. They should also be emotionally mature, dependable, flexible and non-judgmental. Training for a Caregiver Volunteer is 32-hours.
Letters From Hospice
We asked a Hospice chaplain, patient, family member, and a nurse to write a letter to someone about what they have learned through their hospice experience..
Your donation to the Whatcom Hospice Foundation can make a world of difference.