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.
Kaiser Permanente Hospice volunteers provide support to families and patients in the Portland Metro area. Your service will have profound impact at a time when a person is nearing the end of their life, when heartfelt one-on-one care is crucial.
Kaiser Hospice Volunteers assist family caregivers up to 4 hours/week who are caring for a terminally ill loved one in their home. Volunteers keep patients safe and comfortable while the family caregivers gets a break.
Volunteers may be asked to help with one or more of the following: spend time with patients and their families, offer support and encouragement; assist the patient/family in carrying out errands; assist Hospice families with light household tasks; assist patients with their memoirs, write letters, share a good book or movie. Arrange your own visit schedule in consultation with the hospice patient and family.
Call us today to ask questions. Next hospice volunteer training starts on June 22, 2018.