223 E. Amity
Nampa, ID 83686
Volunteers at Journeys Hospice
an added support to the caregivers and families in helping them
cope. Often a caregiver or patient may be more comfortable
talking about dying with a trained volunteer than with their own
Volunteers give families and caregivers a much
needed break and the opportunity to take care of themselves so
they can remain healthy.
These are teddy bears made
out of shirts from patients. They are a keepsake for
family members and loved ones.
our volunteers makes these beautiful lap quilts for our
Our volunteer teddy bear maker.
complete an initial orientation and ongoing training.
Volunteers can be of any age with duties that can include
and older - listening to and offering
companionship to patients, sitting with them, reading,
playing games, doing puzzles, etc. They can comfort a
family member, or give a family member a break from
care giving so that they may go shopping, out with
friends, get their hair done, etc.
years and younger - making cookies, brownies,
and special occasion cards. They can also help with
making packets in our office for special events we
attend. Younger volunteers may assist in a patient's
home under the supervision of an approved adult
Other ways to help can include telephone support, running
errands, helping with hospice events, and assisting staff
with mailings and paperwork or by contributing through
your own special gifts and abilities (see pictures on the
Volunteers are assigned according to the needs and
requests of the patient and family and are matched with
patients within their own communities whenever possible.
Most volunteers are assigned to only one patient at a time
and remain with that patient and family until no longer
needed. Often the volunteer and patient already know one
another through other community activities in their lives.
For more information on how you can help,
please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 208-461-3035.
Click here to download a
copy of our volunteer application that you can print out
and mail to us.