Bring Comfort: Read to a Hospice Patient.


(47.70081,-122.32723)
 

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When

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

Where

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

About

Offer comforting companionship and compassionate presence and care by reading (ie; novels, news articles, spiritual passages and/or mail) to Kindred Hospice patients and their families in the Seattle/King County area (that includes Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, etc).

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 King County 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, have a driving license, pass a background check, fingerprinting and TB test.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • English
  • Storytelling
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building

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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