Volunteers are at the heart of our work.

Volunteer work can be an extremely rewarding experience, especially when you choose to share your time and talents with patients, families and staff at Chaplaincy Health Care. Whether you choose to work one-on-one with patients and families, participate in the We Honor Veterans program, or help grieving children and teens through their healing process, you can play an integral role in helping us serve others with impeccable physical, emotional and spiritual care.

 

When you volunter with Chaplaincy Health Care:

  • Comprehensive training is provided to prepare you for your assignment
  • Your schedule is up to you; you choose the amount of time you have to give
  • Monthly support meetings are offered so volunteers can share experiences and connect with each other.

To sign up now, call (509) 783-7416 or complete the online volunteer application.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Chaplaincy Health Care has a variety of ways you can spend your time. Some involve direct contact with patients and families, while others focus on supporting staff. You can choose the area of support that fits best with your talents and schedule.

Below are several ways that you can help:

Office Support

Office Support Volunteers come to our offices and support the administrative team. Tasks may include answering phones, directing visitors in the building, packet preparation and mailings, and assisting the volunteer coordinator with trainings or special events.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Volunteers follow up with the family members of hospice patients after the death of their loved one. Volunteers make phone calls to family members, offer information and support, and prepare monthly mailings. Volunteering may include a time commitment of two to four hours per week.

Sewing Volunteer

Sewing Volunteers use their sewing skills to transform a favorite article of clothing into a stuffed bear or pillow that serves as a cuddly reminder of someone special. Volunteers often feel that they get more than they give. This will also be an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and connect with others who share your interests.

Cork’s Place

Cork’s Place Volunteers facilitate grief groups for children and teens. Cork’s Place is the only grief support facility in the Tri-Cities that is designed specifically for children and teens. Volunteers provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and teens who have experienced a death can share experiences, support one another, and find comfort as they move through the difficult process of emotional healing. Volunteers must complete a 3-day 25-hour training to obtain the skills and tools necessary to facilitate groups.

Hospice Helpers

Hospice Helper Volunteers are willing to be extra helping hands at our Hospice House with tasks like baking cookies, preparing soup, light housekeeping, running errands, grocery shopping, light gardening, laundry, special projects or room cleaning. Volunteers generally develop a routine and come one to two times per week.

Friendly Visit Volunteers

Friendly Visit Volunteers provide companionship visits to Chaplaincy Health Care patients at our Hospice House or wherever they call home, including private homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. These volunteers enjoy reading out loud, listening to music, creating playlists for patients, talking or going for walks. Volunteers generally develop a routine and visit patients one to two times per week.

Repeat Boutique Thrift Store

Repeat Boutique Thrift Store Volunteers spend their time at the Richland Repeat Boutique and assist with a variety of tasks, including receiving donations, assisting customers, assisting with merchandise and working with staff on special projects.

Veteran Volunteers

Veteran Volunteers provide veteran-to-veteran support and companionship. Volunteers can honor a Veteran who is on our hospice service by facilitating a pinning ceremony to honor their service to our country.

Is volunteering right for me?

Volunteering with Chaplaincy Health Care is a unique, rewarding community service experience. One of the most valuable skills our volunteers possess is compassion. Here are some things you may want to consider before you apply.

  • Can I make a commitment to be there for others?
  • How much time am I reasonably able to give? (some programs require a minimum time commitment)
  • Am I open to continue learning about myself as I learn more about Chaplaincy Health Care and the different volunteer experiences?
  • Where will my strengths be put to the best use?
  • Are my goals compatible with Chaplaincy Health Care’s mission, vision and purpose?

How do I get started?

The easiest way is to submit an application online. You can also call (509) 783-7416 to schedule a time to meet with our volunteer coordinator.

After we receive your information we will contact you to schedule an interview. After completing the interview and successfully passing the screening process, you will participate in a comprehensive training session prior to starting your volunteer duties. Additional training opportunities are offered throughout the year.

If you have questions or would like more information, we are here to help. Call us at (509) 783-7416.

“When I volunteer at the hospice house I know that even the smallest thing I do makes a difference.”

“It doesn’t matter if I’m helping the nurses by making breakfast for a patient, visiting with a family or doing laundry. I just feel good knowing that whatever I do at the hospice house, makes someone’s life a little easier or a little brighter. When my shift is over, that good feeling stays with me all day long.”