When you volunteer at Chaplaincy Health Care, you directly touch the lives of people in our community who are experiencing serious illness, crisis, loss and grief.
Volunteers are a critical part of our care team and help our patients, families and staff make the most of each moment and live their best lives. We invite you to join our team as a volunteer and find fulfillment by doing something truly impactful for families in our community.
There are a variety of ways you can spend your time as a volunteer with Chaplaincy Health Care. Some involve direct contact with patients and families, while others focus on supporting staff. You can choose the are of support that best fits with your talents and schedule.
In-Home Hospice Patient Volunteer
In-Home Hospice Patient Volunteers visit hospice patients in their homes to provide an extra layer of support. They might assist with household tasks, like running errands, light housekeeping, or special projects. The might provide companionship by talking, reading to patients or going for walks. In-Home Hospice Patient Volunteers generally develop a routine and visit patients one or two times per week.
Hospice House Volunteer
Hospice House Volunteers help out at our Hospice House. They support patients by providing them with companionship. They support our Hospice House staff by assisting with tasks like laundry or light housekeeping. Volunteers generally develop a routine and visit the Hospice House one to two times per week.
Cork's Place Kids Grief Center Volunteer
Cork’s Place Kids Grief Center Volunteers facilitate grief groups for children, teens and families. 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.
Bereavement Support Volunteer
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.
Repeat Boutique Thrift Store Volunteer
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.
Office and Admin Support Volunteer
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.
Veteran Volunteers support our We Honor Veterans program and 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.
Special Projects Volunteer
Special Projects Volunteers provide support with special projects and events, such as sewing workshops or fundraisers.
Apply to Become a Volunteer!
Becoming a volunteer is easy! All you need to do is submit an application. Our Volunteer Coordinator will then reach out to discuss next-steps and training.
If you are ready to join our team as a volunteer, you can submit a volunteer application by clicking the button below. Call (509) 783-7416 with questions.
Is volunteering right for me?
One of the most valuable skills our volunteers possess is compassion. Here are some things to consider before you apply:
- Can I make a commitment to be there for others?
- How much time can I reasonably give?
- Where will by strengths be put to best use?
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers come from all walks of life – they are business professionals, retirees or students. Whether you can volunteer for two hours a day or two hours a week, we welcome you to our team.
- Anyone over 18 years old can apply to volunteer.
- No experience is necessary to volunteer. Volunteers receive training before beginning to volunteer.