Caring people needed to visit with Hospice Patients


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Spokane County AreaSpokane, WA 99208


About

Kindred Hospice volunteers are indispensable members of our hospice team. We provide exceptional care to our patients and families, serving them with dignity and compassion. Your caring heart and time will brighten a patient's day--with only a few minutes as a cheerful visitor.

WHAT VOLUNTEERS CAN DO
--Visit patients in a facility or in their homes.
--Read to a patient who otherwise might not have access to favorite books, magazines or newspapers.
--Play an instrument or listen to music.
--Share stories and memories.
--Simply be present with a patient, offering comfort just by being there.
--Take your certified therapy dogs to visit patients. (We have information about pet therapy registration.)
--Assist with administrative tasks in the office or from your home.
--Create & send personalized cards to patients.
--Knit, crochet or sew lap blankets, shawls and other comfort items for patients.
--Provide grief and bereavement support by sending cards, making calls, or helping in the office.

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 Gentiva offices, 22820 E. Appleway Ave. Liberty Lake, WA 99019, as well as at agreed an upon location in Spokane County for individuals or groups interested in volunteering.

Through caring, compassion, and time given to hospice patients, our volunteers continue to make an invaluable contribution to our patients' personal emotional and spiritual growth, and greater appreciation for life.

Training provided. Background check & TB screening required (at Gentiva's expense).

Join our volunteer team! We are flexible--volunteer as your schedule permits.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a week
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