The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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. You are assigned one-on-one with a patient who you visit regularly through the end of the patient' life. 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.
The typical commitment is four hours per week and we ask you to commit to one year of service. Times and hours are very flexible. Volunteers are needed 7 days a week and all hours.
Other volunteer opportunities include telephone outreach to grieving family members, and administrative support to hospice staff.
Please see our web site at kp.org/diablo/hospice and/or call 925-229-7802 for more information.
Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
4 hours per week
2 letters of recommendation, drug & TB screening, 20 hrs training