Soul Care Program

Speaker Series

Volunteer Hospice offers a Speaker Series as part of its Soul Care program. Every other month, education and awareness events series feature expert speakers to talk about death and dying and shift away the narrative  from death-phobic culture. Open to all in the local community and beyond via online meetings. Series will be recorded and made available here.  If you missed an event, the recordings are available below.
"Why Death is the Best Teacher for Life" With Karen Wyatt, MD - Wed October 12, 2022  Noon -1:30 PM"Honoring the Ancestors in the Grieving and Dying Process" with Daniel Foor, Ph.D. - Wed. January 11, 2023  Noon-1:30 PM

"Ritual Healing for Death and Loss" with Sarah Kerr, PhD – Wed. June 8, 2022

"Heart-Centered End of Life Care" with Gabby Jimenez – Wed. August 10, 2022

Death Café

Volunteer Hospice hosts monthly death cafés, “Tea To Die For.”  Death Cafés are informal and unstructured conversations around coffee, tea, and cake. The conversations follow the guidelines of, an organization founded by Jon Underwood in 2011 to promote death cafés around the world. Led by a facilitator, these one-hour meetings offer a relaxed environment to discuss any topic around death and dying. You are welcome to attend either or both. Registrations is not required, but it is appreciated: call 360-452-1511 no later than noon on the day of the Death Café.

Monthly, on the fourth Wednesday at 4 PM, in collaboration with Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. 7th St, Port Angeles.

Monthly, on the second Monday at 4 PM, in collaboration with KSQM –FM, 609 W. Washington Street, #17, Sequim.

Spiritual Care Provider

Volunteer Hospice will make available to the community a diverse, inclusive interfaith and interdisciplinary directory of practitioners. These practitioners will include bereavement counselors, ancestral healing practitioners, ritualists, end of life practitioners, death doulas, faith leaders, spiritual care providers, and others. Regardless of the specific needs of the patient and their families, our community will have access to inter-faith and non-faith-based services.

This directory is under construction, check back often to see its progress!

Community Education & Volunteer Training

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

6 PM – 8 PM

VHOCC Conference Room

829 E 8th Street

To register, please call 360-452-1511.

Grief Support Group

Monday, August 10, 2020

1 PM – 3 PM

VHOCC Conference Room

829 E 8th Street

To register, please call 360-452-1511.