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Help Write a Memoir: Become a Hospice Volunteer!
ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice
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58 people are interested
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. Please note that as of 1/27/2022, all volunteers on our hospice team are required to show proof of completion of COVID19 vaccination (2 dose of Pfizer/Moderna or 1 dose of J&J).
Open application period and interviews occurring now for upcoming training sessions. Trainings have customarily been held once a season in our northgate office. Due to COVID, in person trainings have been temporarily suspended. Depending on county and company precautions, upcoming training sessions may be a combination of online and in person. Duration of trainings are approximately 18-26 hours over the course of 3-4 weeks.
To receive application materials or further information, feel free to contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Jemilla Goldstein at email@example.com or call (206)525-1090. After your several application materials are received via email/mail, we will schedule an interview (either virtual or in person, depending on precaution measures at the time.)
However you choose to spend your time, thank you for the ways in which you offer kindness and service to others during this unprecedented time in our community.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Gentiva Hospice
9750 3rd Ave Ave, Suite 375, Seattle, WA 98115, US
We here at Gentiva 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. Gentiva 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.
Gentiva 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. Gentiva offers extensive training on end of life care to our volunteers.
9750 3rd AveSuite 375Seattle, WA 98115
January 20, 2023
- Reading / Writing
- Hospice Care
- People 55+
- 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.