Volunteers needed for Samaritan Transitions

Dec 12,2013
Samaritan Evergreen Hospice — which serves Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon — introduces a new program called Samaritan Transitions.

The volunteer-based Transitions program serves members of the community who are experiencing a lifelimiting illness with a prognosis of 12 months or less.

Transitions is non-medical, and offered in people’s homes. The objective of the program is to connect individuals with a volunteer who can help them access community resources.

With help, individuals may be able to maintain a degree of independence during a time of serious illness. Samaritan Transitions is currently recruiting volunteers to help with a variety of tasks — from running errands, food shopping, and pet care to offering companionship and emotional support, transportation when appropriate, and respite for a caregiver.

Volunteers will be trained to understand the program’s structure and gain knowledge of community resources. The level of commitment is 2 to 4 hours per week. Transitions volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please call 541-812-4664 for more information.