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.
At Kindred, volunteers are indispensable to the patients and families we serve, and are key members of our hospice care team. Volunteers allow our healthcare professionals to devote more time to providing exceptional care to our patients and their families, as well as provide additional insight into patients' care and comfort.
We offer opportunities for individuals, community and church groups.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS CAN DO --Visit patients in their homes or in a facility --Provide grief and bereavement support --Assist in administrative tasks --Share the hospice story with the community --Work with other community organizations
ORIENTATION Kindred volunteers are trained in the goals and philosophy of hospice care, as well as the care and comfort of the hospice patient. Orientation sessions are held monthly at the Kindred office, 22820 E. Appleway Ave. Liberty Lake, WA 99019, or at other times as arranged with prospective volunteers.
REWARDS FOR CARING Making an invaluable contribution to community, personal emotional and spiritual growth, and greater appreciation for life are gifts to the volunteers for their caring, compassion, and time given to hospice patients.