Volunteer

Volunteers together founded the new Hopewell House and volunteers together are key to its ongoing work.

Hopewell volunteers are a vital community of specialized teams, serving throughout and beyond our home to sustain every area of operations and caregiving.

Volunteer Teams

Our Volunteers

Hopewell volunteers are a generative and life-affirming community of nearly 150 compassionate individuals who surround and support our home with a profusion of skills and talents. Inside, volunteers assist staff in caring for residents and their families, greet visitors, help with housekeeping, kitchen, and maintenance. Volunteer therapists (e.g., massage, acupuncture, Reiki and more) apply their gifts to soothe the bodies and spirits of our entire community. Musicians, artists and pet therapy volunteers warm the home with creativity, beauty, and the joyful presence of animals. Outside, volunteers plant and maintain garden spaces, secure food and flower donations, craft quilts, blankets, and warming items for residents, assist with outreach, communications and more.

In all areas of service at Hopewell House, we seek volunteers who embody the dimensions of diversity, including culture, language, race, gender, and ethnicity, as well as ability. Do you speak a second language or bring a diverse background or set of experiences? We welcome and seek an infusion of a vibrant and inclusive community and hope you’ll apply.  We simply could not exist without our volunteers. 

People Creating a Garden Space
Volunteers working on a fence
Volunteers working on a fence

Hopewell House Volunteer Teams

Interested in volunteering at Hopewell House?

  • Browse the descriptions of the Teams that interest you.
  • Note which teams are accepting applications and only apply if the opportunity is open. Check back at a later time for openings in areas that are currently closed to new volunteers.
  • Create a Bloomerang account: this is our volunteer management software. Creating an account and indicating your interests will allow Crystal Ashton, Volunteer Manager to contact you regarding openings. Unfortunately, Bloomerang only works in the Chrome browser. Click here to install Chrome.
  • Sign up for Bloomerang here!       

 

Resident and Family Support Team

RSVs bring calm presence and mindful attention to help create the most comfortable, compassionate end-of-life experience possible. They assist clinical staff in providing physical and emotional support to Hopewell House residents and their support systems. RSVs read aloud, offer companionship and personal care, assist with meals, bathing, turning, positioning, and more.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Completed Application and Successful Interview
Criminal Record and Reference Check
TB/Drug Attestation
Food Handlers Card
Completion of Specific Training Required for Team

COMMITMENT
Four hour shift weekly or bi-weekly for one year minimum.

Not currently accepting applications. Please check back at a later date.

Concierge & Welcome Team

Guided by the values that thoughtful listening and gracious kindness are at the heart of everything we do, Concierge and Welcome Volunteers  (CWVs)  are the first point of contact for visitors, including family, support systems, hospice providers, and other volunteers. CWVs respond to the often subtle ways that people voice their needs, helping to provide the most comfortable, trauma informed, and compassionate end-of-life experience possible for our residents and their family and friends. CWVs answer phones, greet staff and guests, answer questions, maintain logs, and resolve tasks which arise in a day.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Completed Application and Successful Interview
Criminal Record and Reference Check
TB/Drug Attestation
Food Handlers Card
Completion of Specific Training Required for Team

COMMITMENT
Four hour shift weekly or bi-weekly for one year minimum.

Not currently accepting applications. Please check back at a later date.

Knitting, Crocheting and Quilting Team - Recruiting NOW!

A great way to share your time and talents (from home!) by creating colorful quilts, lap blankets and prayer shawls for the comfort of hospice patients (our residents) during their time at Hopewell House. Each resident will be offered a quilt of their choice, handmade by generous and creative community members who have donated their time, talents and materials. Each quilt will remain with the resident during their care and their family will be invited to take the quilt home with them upon the resident’s death. Knitted (or crocheted) lap blankets, prayer shawls, beanies and slippers will be offered as a gift to residents and family members as well.

Quilt Guidelines

Knit and Crochet Guidelines

Accepting applications now.

For more information please contact yarnart@fhhpdx.org or quilts@fhhpdx.org

Gardening Team - Recruiting NOW!

The Garden Team is a like-minded community, believing that nature can be a place of peace, solace and healing for residents and their families.  The Garden collaborators create lovely outdoor spaces that bring beauty and interest to every resident window and encourage nature’s majesty and serenity for all who come to Hopewell House.  Our garden volunteers may be master gardeners, hobby gardeners or simply those who find pleasure in spending time outdoors.  Come garden with us!

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A love of nature – A love of gardening a plus.
The ability to work as part of a team.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
No training necessary and tools onsite.
Team lead will provide direction.
SCHEDULE
Spring, Summer & Fall – Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 12:00
Winter – Mondays from 9:30 – 12:00
COMMITMENT
Commit to participate 2 to 3 hours weekly or bi-weekly (preferably 1 year)

Accepting applications now.

Complementary and Alternative Services Team - Recruiting NOW!

Hopewell House’s “Complementary and Alternative Services” (CATS Team) includes volunteers from diverse backgrounds who bring an array of healing gifts to Hopewell House. This thoughtful team of healers has vast experience in the spaces of death and dying and are now giving their time and expertise to Hopewell.. Alternative therapies can bring relief and release of physical discomfort and can even play a role in emotional breakthroughs for distressed residents. Hopewell is so fortunate that these amazing volunteers are bringing their healing gifts to help ease this sacred transition.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Therapeutic expertise in one or more:
Acupuncture
Craniosacral therapy
Energy work (Reiki and healing touch)
Massage
Music and sound
Myofascial release
Personal aesthetics (hair cutting/styling/make-up)
Pet therapy
Aromatherapy

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Completed Application and Successful Interview
Criminal Record and Reference Check
TB/Drug Attestation
Completion of Specific Training Required for Team

COMMITMENT
Two hour shift weekly or bi-weekly for one year minimum.

Accepting applications now.

Maintenance Team

Hopewell House is a 12,000 square foot home built in 1926. Like all older homes, Hopewell House requires ongoing maintenance and care. Our Maintenance Team helps with day-to-day maintenance, including general handy person duties, repairing, and painting, fixing broken furniture, replacing light bulbs, maintaining water features, hanging pictures, and general beautification.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Completed Application and Successful Interview
Criminal Record and Reference Check
TB/Drug Attestation
Food Handlers Card
Completion of Specific Training Required for Team

COMMITMENT
Two hour shifts weekly or bi-weekly, for one year minimum.

Not currently accepting applications. Please check back at a later date.