journeys hospice

Journeys Hospice, Inc
223 E. Amity
Nampa, ID 83686
Ph. 208-461-3035
Fx. 208-466-0693

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Employment at Journeys

Serving the greater Boise area of the Treasure Valley including:

Boise
Caldwell
Eagle
Emmett
Fruitland
Greenleaf
Homedale
Huston
Kuna
Marsing
Melba
Meridian
Middleton
Nampa
New Plymouth
Notus
Parma
Payette
Sand Hollow
Star
Weiser
Wilder

Volunteers at Journeys Hospice

Volunteers are 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 family.

Volunteers give families and caregivers a much needed break and the opportunity to take care of themselves so they can remain healthy.

Teddy bears made from shirts of patients.
These are teddy bears made out of shirts from patients. They are a keepsake for family members and loved ones.

Lap quilts made by one of our volunteers.One of our volunteers makes these beautiful lap quilts for our patients.

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Our volunteer teddy bear maker.
Our volunteers complete an initial orientation and ongoing training. Volunteers can be of any age with duties that can include the following:

18 years 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.

17 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 volunteer.

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 left).

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.