One of the things that makes Hospice of the Northwest a special place for patients and staff is the wonderful crew of volunteers who serve in many roles — from offering patient companionship to providing administrative assistance.
Some of these special volunteers help with our “Tuck-In” service. They make weekly phone calls to Hospice of the Northwest patients to ensure they are comfortable and have sufficient medications, equipment and supplies to last through the upcoming weekend. These calls are made on Thursday morning before noon, so hospice staff has time to resolve any issues before the weekend.
Tuck-In volunteers play an integral role in communication between patients and staff to make sure that patients have what they need to live each day with comfort and dignity.
Jules Faye has been a Tuck-In volunteer since 2021, but took notice of the amazing work hospice did for her husband before his passing in 2006. After he died, she attended end-of-life care workshops and began hospice chaplaincy training in 2020. Getting involved as a Hospice of the Northwest volunteer keeps her in touch with a whole team of individuals dedicated to the field of end-of-life care.
“One of the things I am endlessly impressed and moved by is the supportive team spirit of everyone I’ve met who works at Hospice of the Northwest,” Jules said. “This has been tremendously inspiring.”
Jim Minton, another Hospice of the Northwest Tuck-In volunteer, said it’s the people who make Hospice of the Northwest special.
“I suppose the people at Hospice of the Northwest are what I enjoy most,” Jim said. “We are all quite remarkable!”
Find out more about becoming a Hospice of the Northwest volunteer and how you can make a difference!