Seeking Hospice Volunteers
Kaiser Martinez Hospice
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Kaiser Permanente hospice volunteer. Caring and compassionate community volunteers are an integral part of our team.
No special skills or education are required, only a generosity of heart. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers; prior experience is not needed.
Provide companionship and support to patients with life limiting illness and their families in their homes, care homes or nursing facilities in the Diablo area. Due to the coronavirus, we've adapted and altered our way of volunteering. We are looking for individuals who are interested in making house calls to patients, writing note cards to be sent to patients, sewing masks, and running errands. Through life review, sharing music or art, reading, walking, talking and sitting in silence you bond with remarkable individuals, share their humor and courage, and life experiences.
When you become a Hospice volunteer, you are assigned one-on-one with a patient who you visit regularly through the end of the patient' life but we are currently having volunteers hold off on meeting patients in person due to the pandemic.
The typical commitment is four hours per week, and we ask you to commit to one year of service but due to COVID-19, times and hours are very flexible.
Please see our web site at kp.org/diablo/hospice and/or call Ph# 925.510.4255 for more information.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Kaiser Martinez Hospice
200 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553, US
The mission of Kaiser Martinez Hospice is to provide timely, high quality, compassionate medical care for patients facing life-limiting illness and their families involving multidisciplinary team oriented approach focused on emotional and spiritual support tailored to the needs and wishes of the patient and their loved ones.
Hospice is a home-based care program for people in the final phase of terminal illness. It’s focused on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. Instead, your hospice health care team provides comprehensive comfort care that may make it possible for you to live the rest of your life in your home. "Home" can include a private residence or care facility.
The Hospice philosophy is to provide emotional, social, and spiritual needs , for you and your loved ones; as well as to manage your medical symptoms. We help patients live as comfortably as possible, so they can live each day as fully as possible. We call this "quality of life." Care is focused on honoring patients’ wishes and ensuring their personal dignity.