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.

If interested in joining our team, you are welcome to apply as soon as you are able. After your application materials are received via email/mail, we will schedule an in person interview at our Northgate office.
Open application period and interviews occurring now (through August 18th) for upcoming Fall 2019 trainings, and until November 10th for Winter trainings. Trainings are held once a season in our northgate office. Duration of trainings are approximately 18-22 hours over the course of 2 weeks) .
For further questions, feel free to contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Jemilla Goldstein at jacqueline.goldstein@kindredhospicecare.com or call (206)525-1090.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(47.70081,-122.32716)
 

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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