LONGVIEW, Wash. – In advance of PeaceHealth’s scheduled reopening of the former Longview Hospice Care Center, the not-for-profit organization is currently recruiting and training volunteers to support the renamed Richard Nau Hospice House. The facility’s anticipated opening is scheduled for early 2024.
PeaceHealth’s Hospice volunteers play a crucial role in supporting patients, their families and staff through a variety of services. Volunteer activities at the PeaceHealth Richard Nau Hospice House may include tasks like welcoming visitors at the reception desk or restocking supplies.
Upcoming hospice volunteer training dates are Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Training consists of two in-person meetings along with an online component. Volunteer qualifications include:
- 18+ years of age
- Pass a background check
- Attend required training
- Annual flu shot
- First two (2) COVID vaccinations or an approved medical/religious exemption
PeaceHealth welcomes anyone who wishes to be a part of the sacred work of providing care and comfort to hospice patients in their final days or hours of life.
To learn more or to register for hospice volunteer training, call or email PeaceHealth Home & Community Hospice at 360-577-2615 / RSSW-HospiceVolunteerServices@peacehealth.org.
About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.