It takes a special type of person to serve at the bedside with someone who is at the end of life. We’re blessed to open our doors to residents with our first incredible team of 24 resident support volunteers who feel passionately about serving in this capacity! This group has just completed 30-hours of intensive training to prepare for supporting our residents and their loved ones. They will complete 10 more hours in monthly in-service trainings starting in June. In addition to 40 hours of training, their commitment to a weekly four-hour shift being mindfully present for residents and families demonstrates their heart centered dedication to service at the Holmes Park House. These volunteers will work collaboratively with staff and each other to provide the best care possible to our residents with our guiding principle that kindness is at the heart of everything we do. We welcome them with open arms and hearts to our Holmes Park House team! There will another 40-Hour resident support volunteer training in the fall.

An additional 51 people completed our informative and experiential 10-hour Holmes Park House Culture Training and are now prepared to serve in other capacities at the House such as in the garden, kitchen or performing maintenance jobs as needed. Our volunteers are an important reason why we will be able to offer high quality, respectful and compassionate care to everyone we serve. For a deeper understanding of the Holmes Park House culture and training, please read the Daily Tidings article below.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer staff, contact Sue Carroll at
sue.carroll@sofriendsofhospice.org or 541-613-0543.

To get a more detailed description of the training and to learn more about how we got to where we are today check out this Ashland Daily Tidings article by Sarah Seybold, one of our founding volunteers: Inner Peace: Kindness is at the heart of everything we do