Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Volunteering with Kindred Hospice patients and their families may be one of the most fulfilling things you ever do! (Personal note: I started as a hospice volunteer with no experience and it changed my life!)
Give family caregivers a break to take a couple hours for themselves, listen to life stories from our patients, celebrate and honor our Veterans on service, run errands, grocery shop or just be a friend to someone who has no local family. We train you in 3 afternoon sessions, or some of the training can be done from home. Volunteers are treasured members of the hospice team and make a huge difference to the lives of our patients and their families! Many of our volunteers say they receive more from the experience than they give - it's life changing and inspiring to support someone at end-of-life.
We are also looking for volunteers with military service background - many of our patients are Veterans and enjoy the chance to talk with and share life stories with fellow Veterans. We also have a "We Honor Veterans" program specifically geared to celebrate our Veterans on hospice and honor them for their service to country.
Please contact Kelly Paradis at 928-445-2522 and learn how you can join our amazing volunteer team!