Help Write a Memoir: Become a Hospice Volunteer!

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Kindred Hospice

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Do you love to write and actively listen to someone else's story? Become a hospice volunteer and help someone in their end of life journey.

Hospice volunteers are needed to provide life review conversation and memoir writing assistance to terminally ill patients in the Seattle/King County area (which includes patients in Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, etc).

For some, the process of life review and memoir compilation has the potential to bring closure and peace at the end of life, through remembrance of meaning and value. Come make a difference and help to improve someone's quality of life, by providing compassionate presence and care via conversation and active listening to Kindred Hospice patients and their families in the Seattle/King County area.

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 traning 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, urine drug test, orientation training and orientation competency test.

Open application period and interviews occurring now (through November 11th, 2019) for upcoming Winter 2019 training sessions, and until February 11, 2020 for Spring training. Trainings are held once a season in our northgate office. Duration of trainings are approximately 18-22 hours over the course of 2-3 weeks.

To receive application materials or further information, feel free to contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Jemilla Goldstein at jacqueline.goldstein@kindredhospicecare.com or call (206)525-1090. After your 6 application materials are received via email/mail, we will schedule an in person interview at our Northgate office.

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About Kindred Hospice

Location:

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

Mission Statement

We here at Kindred Hospice in Seattle strive to improve the quality of life for our patients and families we serve through the delivery of compassionate care, clinical excellence, and extraordinary service. Kindred is recognized as the leader in home health and hospice services throughout the country. As a part of this nationwide provider, our local interdisciplinary team, is proud to offer services to the Seattle/King County community.

Description

Kindred Hospice is a provider of end of life care, serving more people than any other Hospice provider in the country.

In Seattle, we have a small, personable and dynamic team of doctors, nurses, hospice aides, spiritual care providers and social workers, who serve to offer excellent care to our hospice patients and families.

Volunteers are an essential part of our interdisciplinary team, in the ways that they help to provide both administrative and in-home support. Kindred offers extensive training on end of life care to our volunteers.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(47.70115,-122.32683)
 

SKILLS

  • Journalism
  • Healthcare
  • English
  • Storytelling
  • Reading / Writing
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Range is biweekly to monthly visits, at 2-6 hours each. Orientation & Monthly Trainings. Weekly emails.
  • Must have access to personal email and phone. Must pass background check, fingerprinting, TB test, drug test and training competency test.

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