Hospice and Palliative

 World of Difference

Our goal is to help our residents continue to live meaningful and fulfilling lives during their stay with us. Their happiness and well-being are our top priorities. To accomplish this, we rely on the help and support of our local community and people like you who volunteer.

Volunteer involvement can make a world of difference in the lives of our residents. By talking, listening, sharing experiences and participating in activities or events, volunteers touch the hearts, minds and spirits of our residents. Our volunteers are critical to the success of our mission. When you join us as a volunteer, you will be a part of a dedicated team working to promote health, enhance well-being and enrich lives.

Now accepting new Auxiliary and Foundation Group Members. Meetings are generally held at Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation Center, 646 16th Street, Astoria. Clatsop Care Auxiliary is an independent group that meets once each month to plan fundraising events like Gift Basket Raffles, Bake Sales, Rummage Sales and Car Washes. The members also support our Life Enrichment/Activities for our residents as well as supports our staff. Call: 503-325-0313 and ask for Mike Martin at extension 1207. Clatsop Cares Foundation is looking for new Board Members. The Foundation helps with fundraising, applying for grants and is set up to receive donations and assets given to Clatsop Care Center Health District.

How to Become a Volunteer

To become a volunteer at Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation Center

Volunteer Application

Fill out and return a Volunteer Application

Volunteer Opportunities

Review the various Volunteer Opportunities available and indicate on your application how you would like to be involved

Background Check

Consent to a criminal background check and TB test (provided by Clatsop Care Health District at no cost to the volunteer)


Attend a one-on-one interview with the Quality of Life staff

Confidentiality Agreement

Sign a Confidentiality Agreement

Resident's Bill of Rights

Sign our Resident’s Bill of Rights

Program Approval & Assignment

Receive approval from an Administrator and get instructions to start on a program mutually agreed upon or assigned.

Once your application has been received, our quality of life staff will contact you for a brief interview. During that time, you will be provided with additional information about volunteering at Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation Center along with a tour of our facility.

Benefits of Volunteering

Here are just a few reasons why people volunteer

To make a difference in someone’s life

To share expertise and keeping skills current

To meet new friends

To develop leadership, communication and team-building skills

To gain work experience

To build self-esteem and self-confidence

To earn academic credit

To build your résumé

To experience new opportunities and challenges

To live a creative and fulfilling life!

For more information

Michael Martin
Marketing & Communications Director
503-325-0115 x 1207

Volunteer Opportunity Request Form

Volunteering is an important and essential part of our community. If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our communities, please fill out this short survey: