Sing with patients and bring Joy! Become a Hospice Volunteer.


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

115 NE 100th Street.Suite 210Seattle, WA 98125

About

Do you love to sing with others, and are you able to drive to visit terminally ill patients and their families in the Seattle/King County/South Seattle/Eastside area?

Come make a difference and help to improve someone's quality of life, while having fun, by providing compassionate presence and care to Kindred Hospice patients and their families.

Come join our team! 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 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. Kindred Hospice of Seattle volunteers drive to visit and offer support to 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 the Northgate area. Our patients and families are located throughout King County. There is particular need for volunteer support in the South Seattle area.

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

  • Music Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Music Arts
  • Singing
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Orientation & Monthly training. Weekly emails.
  • TB test. Fingerprinting. Car.

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