Hospice of San Juan raising funds for volunteer training

Posted August 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm by

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 info@hospiceofsanjuan.org 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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