Volunteer Opportunities

We Love our Volunteers!

Redmond-Sisters Hospice has volunteer opportunities in Redmond, Sisters, Bend, Tumalo, Culver, CRR, Terrebonne and the surrounding areas.

More than 25 years ago, our Hospice started as an all volunteer organization. In garnering the support of volunteers, we strive to maintain the long-time tradition of caring and trust in the community that is so important to end-of-life care.

We provide intensive training and offer a wide variety of ways for volunteers to assist with our programs that include:

  • Patient/Family Support
  • Bereavement (includes bereavement companions, grief group facilitators, Grief in Schools, Camp Sunrise , Soup & Support)
  • Errands & Delivery
  • Administrative/Clerical
  • Camp Sunrise
  • Transitions
  • Festival of Trees
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Volunteer on Call
  • Special Projects

Volunteer training consists of:
  • A comprehensive program for those who want to work with patients and families
  • Monthly volunteer in-service and luncheons

The comprehensive program covers the history and philosophy of hospice, palliative vs. curative care, social work, bereavement, Transitions, communication, confidentiality and setting boundaries and much more. Our two-hour orientation acquaints volunteers with our Hospice programs, confidentiality issues and opportunities for volunteering.

Bereavement Companions: Bereavement companions are volunteers who are available to spend time with a family member whose loved one has passed and who is alone and in need of social support. Bereavement companions agree to up to a 13-month term of service.

Festival of Trees: Each year Redmond-Sisters Hospice staff members and volunteers come together to create a memorable experience for community members and to raise much needed funds that support our free programs and services. The festival takes place at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and is attended by more than 2500 people.

Hospice Ambassador: Hospice Ambassadors deliver brochures, posters and other information to doctors' offices, businesses, and community bulletin boards every month or as needed. Ambassadors help with Hospice events and represent the organization at community functions.

Pet Partners

Camp Sunrise: Volunteering for Camp Sunrise as a counselor or simply helping to prepare for the weekend can be a rewarding experience. Your contribution can have a substantial impact the life of a grieving child. Anyone wishing to become a camp counselor must attend our volunteer training session as well as a special bereavement training and workshops.

For more information on how you might become involved, please call either our volunteer or our bereavement coordinator at: 541.548.7483.

Our Volunteers Say it Best

"Volunteering for Hospice is learning to appreciate life - good and bad - through another person's eyes."

-Carol Wolfe, Volunteer

"I was a volunteer at Camp Sunrise last year. It was an amazing experience that I will always remember. What a gift to participate in a weekend that allows children to accept and honor their own grieving process. I look forward to volunteering in the years to come."

-Sarah-Anne Ross

"What I love most about my Hospice volunteer work is helping with the Festival of Trees. There is a wonderful sense of community with so many people working together for a common good."

-Beth Hanson