How Do Volunteers Help?
Our valued volunteers play a vital role in the exceptional service and support provided by Partners In Care. Each volunteer shares his or her heart, time and skills to make a positive and rewarding impact with our patients, family members, caregivers and community.
Numerous opportunities are available for volunteers, whether you choose to have direct patient contact or are helping with other supportive activities.
- Friendly visits with a patient as you listen to their stories, read to them, take walks together, play games, listen to their favorite music, look through photo albums, write letters, watch television, or simply be quietly present.
- Caregiver respite relief so that that main caregiver can receive a needed break and recharge.
- Run errands on behalf of a patient or family member.
- Deliver floral arrangements provided by The Bloom Project
- Record a patient sharing their life stories via video, audio or written transcription.
- Assist at our Hospice House by supporting the staff, providing music, or visiting with patients.
- Become part of our HosPet therapy program and visit with your registered therapy animal.
- Be in regular contact with our Transitions clients.
- Assist with care for the gardens, grounds and Pet Park.Assist with our annual flu clinics in October.
- Educate groups in the community about hospice care.
- Provide help with our monthly bereavement potluck.
- Represent Partners In Care at a health fair or festival.
- Assist with our annual Light Up A Life service of remembrance and gratitude.
Stories of Service
How Do I Become a Volunteer?
Familiarize yourself with the various volunteer opportunities presented on this page. Is there a particular opportunity that interests you?
Complete our volunteer application and submit it to Partners In Care by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator, Jason Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing it to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct, Bend, OR 97701.
Once received, your application will be reviewed and an interview scheduled. All volunteer applicants must attend a 1-day orientation and pass a drug screening, criminal background check, and test for tuberculosis (TB). Please check our calendar (hyperlink) to see when our next orientation is scheduled.
We realize that people do enjoy traveling and taking vacations throughout the year and we are able to accommodate travel schedules with appropriate volunteer assignments.