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Join Our Team 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.

Volunteers find immense satisfaction in helping the dying retain some control over their lives and live out what is left of life as a person, not just a patient.

Hospice volunteer training classes are offered for those interested in learning about how to support terminally ill patients and their families.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age to participate.

Start the Volunteer Process

Initial Steps & Requirements

  • Complete and return your application. Find the downloadable application packet below.
  • Submit two references. References must be completed by individuals outside your family. Reference can include friends, teachers/professors, work associates...
  • Complete a criminal background check.
  • Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to participate.

Applications will be considered only after your completed application items are received by Volunteer Services.

Interview & Next Steps

Volunteers are placed based on skills and available positions.

After completing the initial steps, you will be invited to an interview with Volunteer Services. You will receive volunteer information and review service descriptions and schedules. We will review your skills and interests to determine an appropriate placement.

Once a volunteer assignment has been determined, you will receive a packet of information which includes:

  • Required training.
  • Medical forms.

Last Steps

  • You will also have your picture taken for an identification badge.
  • You will be provided with mandatory general and volunteer orientation education.
  • You will be required to complete a Volunteer Medical Information form and meet immunization/test requirements with the Employee Health Department.
  • After completing the mandatory general and volunteer orientation requirements and receiving clearance by the Employee Health Department, you will contact your area of service to be trained.

Additional Requirements

  • Volunteers must make a minimum commitment of six months.
  • Typically, individuals volunteer once per week for 2 to 4 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering With Hospice

Anyone can be a hospice volunteer. All volunteers go through a training program before they begin volunteering with the hospice program.

We have a number of opportunities for our volunteers:

  • Respite volunteers can relieve caregivers.
  • Volunteers may visit patients to chat, read, share music or just listen.
  • Med-couriers volunteers can help pick up medicines, supplies or other things and deliver them.
  • Vigil and 11th hour volunteers are there for care facilities and families to relieve those sitting vigil and support those close to dying. 

We will do our best to match your interests with the needs of our services.

We ask that our volunteers commit to two to four hours a week; you decide how much you want to be involved.

We have a number of other ways you can be involved with the hospice program. We always need medication couriers and supplies delivered. We also attend community events where volunteers are present at to hand out information about hospice.

Background Image: Samaritan Hospice House building
Background image: Fountain in front of the Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Oregon.

Volunteer Forms – Samaritan Evergreen Hospice

Please download and submit your application via mail, email or in person to:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital - Volunteer Services
1046 6th Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321

More Questions?  Please email or call your local coordinator:

Benton & Linn Counties

Lincoln City Newport
541-996-7328 541-574-1811 ext. 2558