Have a car and a willing heart? Visit hospice patients in need!


(47.700806,-122.32715)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

115 NE 100th Street.Suite 210Seattle, WA 98125
Be a part of our Gentiva Hospice Team
Gentiva Hospice of Seattle Volunteers make an incredible difference and impact lives by being an essential part of our interdisciplinary team, bringing support to our patients and families during time of need.

About

Make a difference and help to improve someone's quality of life by providing compassionate presence and care to Kindred Hospice patients and their families in Seattle/King County area. Volunteers are an essential part of our dynamic interdisciplinary team (of nurses, doctors, spiritual care providers, social workers and home health aides). Our Patient Care Hospice volunteers help to provide support and comfort to our hospice patients and families, by visiting them during a time of need.


Kindred Hospice of King County Patient Care Volunteers drive to visit and offer support to hospice patients and families.Kindred Hospice of Seattle Volunteers may serve in a multitude of ways, including offering patient companionship (such as reading a book, engaging in conversation, actively listening by the bedside, playing card games, singing or holding someone's hand). Volunteers may also provide caregiver/family respite, or light household work, running errands or engaging in arts/crafts activity. Volunteers may also assist with special events such as memorial services and veteran pinning ceremonies for our hospice patients and families.

We provide free extensive training and ongoing education and support for our volunteers. We value and nurture our volunteers as essential members of our interdisciplinary team. We seek a diverse volunteer team that reflects our multicultural community. Volunteer trainings occur in our office in Northgate. Hospice volunteers with valid driver's license and car, are needed to visit patients and their families in the Seattle/King County area (this includes the eastside, north and south seattle areas).

Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, interview, fingerprinting, TB test, orientation training (which takes approximately 18-22 hours over the course of 2 weeks) and orientation competency test.

Applications and interviews occurring now (August) for late Summer/Fall 2018 training.
If you are interested in applying for winter later this year, or spring training for 2019, you are welcome to apply anytime!

If you are interested in joining our team, you are encouraged to apply as soon as you are able. After you turn in your application items via email/mail, we will schedule an in person interview at our Northgate office.
For further questions, feel free to contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Jemilla Goldstein at jemilla.goldstein@gentiva.com

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly or Bimonthly Visits (2-6 hours each)
  • Access to email & phone. TB test.

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