Hospice of San Juan raising funds for volunteer training
Posted August 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm by San Juan Update
Long-time island nonprofit Hospice of San Juan sends along an update about their upcoming fundraiser.
Hospice of San Juan, which has served San Juan Island residents with volunteer hospice services since 1985, is embarking upon a new wave of fundraising for volunteer training. Volunteers were last trained prior to the COVID pandemic, and in the meantime, the roster of volunteers shrank due to people moving off island. Volunteers are needed in all program areas — caregiver respite, peer grief support, medical equipment lending, education, and Music & Memory delivery.
In order to provide good service in all these areas, HSJ trains all interested volunteers. Some areas of training, such as patient care and grief support, require more intensive training than others. As you might imagine, training costs money, which is why HSJ has been selected by the San Juan Island Community Foundation to help raise $5,000 to go toward volunteer training in all of its programming areas.
Hospice of San Juan will raise money for training as part of the SJICF’s 2022 County Fair Giving Campaign. Through this program, the first $1,000 in donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Community Foundation. HSJ also qualifies for up to $2,500 in bonus grants awarded throughout the fair.
Matching fund eligibility applies only to donations made to HSJ via the Community Foundation during the four days of the SJ County Fair — Aug. 17–20. Donations may be made in person at the SJICF fair booth, on the SJICF website, by phone at 360–378-1001, or by mailing a check payable to SJICF (dated between August 17–20, 2022) with Hospice of San Juan in the memo line. Mail checks to SJICF, PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor WA 98250.
If you’d like more info about this fundraising campaign, contact HSJ at email@example.com or call 360–472-0322 and leave a clear message with your name and call-back number.
If you’d like to become a hospice volunteer, there are many areas in which you could donate your time and talent. Check out HSJ’s website, email us, or call us, and someone will contact you to discuss in more detail. Be a part of Neighbors Helping Neighbors!
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