Hospice of Anchorage volunteers are people of all ages and backgrounds. They may be homemakers, business people, health care workers, professional, office workers, college students, or retired persons. What they have in common is the desire to help and the willingness to share their time and talents.
Volunteers working with patients and families complete an in-depth training. Within this training, volunteers examine their attitudes and feelings concerning death, learn about physical and emotional needs of patients as well as their families, enhance their communication and listening skills and become familiar with hospice concepts.
There are a variety of ways for volunteers to be involved. Each person works with the Volunteer Coordinator to select the opportunities that best suite their own interests, abilities and availability. Once the commitment has been accepted, the volunteer is available during the time of illness and maintains a supportive presence throughout bereavement. Continuing Hospice of Anchorage Volunteer Opportunities include, but are not limited to:
Styling hair / Giving massages / Preparing a meal / Joining a committee / Giving companionship / Being a public speaker / Transporting equipment / Helping with health fairs / Teaching computer skills / Helping with office tasks / Planning educational programs / Helping with fundraising events / Joining the Spiritual Care Team / Assisting with light housekeeping / Helping with errands and shopping / Doing yard work or snow removal / Serving on the Board of Directors / Providing relief periods or ‘time-out’ for our caregivers.
If you would like to volunteer, please click below to access our Volunteer Application Form, and fax or mail it to Hospice of Anchorage at the address below.
For more information on current volunteer opportunities, call our office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Camp Erin 2014 Anchorage Volunteer Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Camp Erin Anchorage volunteer! Camp Erin Anchorage is a weekend overnight camp designed for children and teens (ages 6-17) who has experienced the death of a loved one. It is a traditional, high energy, fun-filled camp coupled with grief support and education. The Camp will be serving approximately 60 children and teens and needs many volunteers for its success. This year the camp is scheduled for September 26-28, 2014, at Birchwood Camp, in Chugiak.
There are a lot of opportunities to be a volunteer for Camp Erin Anchorage. Below you will find the Camp Erin Anchorage Volunteer Application. Please complete the entire application and return it by fax (HOA fax: 561-0334) or by mail (Hospice of Anchorage, 2612 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508). On your application please be sure to include any special interests, hobbies, talents, education, and training that you feel would contribute to Camp Erin Anchorage. Also, if you’ll be available for the entire camp weekend, or, perhaps, for a limited time.
You can count on approximately 10-12 hours of work prior to Camp. The camp itself is approximately 48 hours of fun, and rigorous, fulfilling work! A 2-part training is required: a Volunteer Skills Training on Saturday, September 6, 10a-3p, and a Camp Review, specific to this year’s camp, Saturday, September 13, 10a-3p. Also, you are invited to attend or help at the Pre-camp Meeting/ Pizza Party with the campers planned for Wednesday, September 17th, held next door to HOA in the First Congregational Church (6-8 pm).