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PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEERING
Volunteers can help facilitate bereavement support groups, participate as a counselor in Camp Kaniksu, a free grief camp for kids and teens, help set up for bereavement memorial events, and support those who have been touched by loss.
Give support for patients and their families. Visit, read aloud, take walks, play games or play music. Volunteers also help with shopping, errands, and practical household chores.
Certify your pet through The DeLong Animal Companion Program and Bright & Beautiful. Learn about visiting hospice patients with your pet. Certification is offered through Hospice at no charge.
We value all faiths and beliefs. Work closely with our Spiritual Care Coordinator to provide spiritual comfort and companionship to our patients and their families.
Through the “We Honor Veterans” national hospice program, our volunteers wear full dress uniform to honor our veteran patients with a ceremony to offer a recognition plaque. Veteran volunteers may also attend community events alongside our staff to promote this increasingly important program.
Hospice Wine Taste is our largest and only fundraising event of the year. The black-tie affair held each February takes months of planning. The event features a live auction, raffle, and prize-winning games. Help secure prizes, find sponsors, and invite our community. Desk work, phone calls, decorating, procuring, and flier posting are common ways to support our event.
Give tender care to the campus gardens or assist with seasonal preparations. These volunteers give families and visitors a beautiful landscape to reflect, rest and find peace.
Answer phones, file records, produce mailings and provide general administrative duties. Working knowledge of computer programs are needed.
Help visitors feel at home with gentle customer service. Answer phones, greet visitors upon their arrival, introduce our amenities, help find resources and information, and visit with patients and their families. The Schneidmiller House is a place of peace and comfort. Volunteer to be an outstanding host.
Join our team in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls Stores. Under the direction of the Store Manager, arrange displays, sort donations, prepare items for sale and provide customer service. Volunteer drivers use our moving van to pick up large items for the stores.
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HOW VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT OUR PATIENTS
Family members providing care often need a short break. Volunteers visit patients in their home to relieve the caregiver for a couple of hours.
Companion volunteers make visits, take walks, play games, or read to our patients. Volunteers also help with shopping, errands, and practical household chores.
Invite a well-mannered pet to bring you love and joy. Our furry-friends are therapy-certified to bring comfort with their visit. Staying at the Schneidmiller House? Your own pets are allowed to visit if they have a caretaker and are well mannered in our House. Please discuss with our staff ahead of time.
Families can request a plaque ceremony in of honor of our veteran patients for their service to our country. They receive unique veteran-to-veteran support.
Hospice of North Idaho Singers and musicians are available to sing or play instruments for patients in their home, at the Schneidmiller House.
Our spiritual volunteers work closely with our Spiritual Care Coordinator who coordinates support of any faith and belief that our patients choose for themselves.