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Volunteers

 

Our volunteers are undoubtedly the “heart and soul” of our Pathways’ programs. Whether they are buying groceries for the elderly, talking a student through their grief, leading our support groups, or helping us plan fundraisers, our amazing volunteers are the reason why Pathways continues to make such a deep impact in so many communities and so many lives.

 

There is definitely a volunteer role that fits your skills, personality, and passion.  If you are interested in pursuing a volunteer position with us, click on the "Volunteer" button on the top of this page.  Here are some of the positions we have available:

 

Patient/Hospice Caregivers

Agency Training required for the following position:

  • Caregivers who meet with clients once a week to assist them with socialization, running errands, and other misc. duties.  Requires training and a minimum of 2-4 hours per week.

 

Hospice Respite

Agency Training required for the following position:

  • Caregivers who sit with a client allowing the family to take care of other things or simply rest.  Usually 2-4 hours, as needed.

 

Hospital Friendly Visitors

On the Job Training provided for the following position:

  • Visits patients rooms and offers reading material provided by pathways.  Once a week commitment for 1-2 hours.

 

Life Legacy Volunteers:

One on One Training provided:

  • Interviewers to go out to clients homes and gather information to go into scrapbook with photos.  Volunteers are paired with an experienced interviewer.

  • Scrapbookers to put together scrapbooks for our Life Legacy Program.  We provide photos and supplies.

  

Bereavement Facilitators

Training required for the following positions:

  • School Group Facilitators lead groups at various schools in the area as needed during the week.

  • Changes Family Groups are held for 7 consecutive Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 – 9 p.m. (last hour is debriefing groups) three times per year (October/January/April)

  • Journey’s Adult Bereavement Facilitator – Co-lead an adult bereavement support group 9 weeks on Tuesday Evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Pathways offices.

  • Widows Support Group Facilitator on Mondays from 12:30-2 p.m.

 

Facility Volunteers

No Agency Training Required:

  • Watering/Gardening of our Grief Garden (Thursday/Friday) each week

  • Widows Group Set-Up Coordinator (Mondays 11-1).  Ensure the rooms are ready for our two widows group.  Ensure pathway is clear and free from debris. 

  • Receptionist (Thursdays 9-12) to answer phones and misc. light office work.

  • Recycling Volunteer as needed to handle our recycling.

 

Special Events

No Agency Training Required:

  • Special Events Volunteer – Assist with preparation for major events like  LUAL (December), Theater Party (January).  This can be anything from prepping beforehand by making baskets, name tags, etc. to working at the event.

  • Volunteer Assistant – Assist our Volunteer Coordinator at monthly in-services and special events in the evenings.

  • Housekeeping.  Someone to go through bungalows once a quarter and clean cobwebs, windows, etc. to keep them looking good.

  • Mailings.  Assist with bulk mailings that go out a few times a year.

  • Volunteer Appreciation Help (assist with set-up, serving, tear down) at the end of April or beginning of May (teens acceptable along with Adults)

  • Crafts for gifts for clients (scarves, lap blankets, ornaments) to take caroling.

  • Christmas Carolers to sing to our clients (December 16th)

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