Hospice Volunteers Needed - South King County

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ORGANIZATION: Kaiser Permanente Washington Hospice Volunteer Program

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New volunteer trainings offered virtually in August and September 2024!

Hospice volunteers provide caring support to individuals and families facing end of life. In Hospice, our goal is to help patients live their lives as fully as possible until the end of their lives.

Volunteers offer support by providing companionship, giving breaks to caregivers, capturing life stories, and helping with errands. People who are drawn to this type of volunteer work have often spent time with people who have severe chronic illnesses, or have interest in helping others during difficult times.

This support is truly a gift for individuals and their families at a very intimate time in their lives. We're looking for volunteers who are open to this calling and have the compassionate presence to help our hospice families.

Volunteer Testimonials:

  • "The people we meet in hospice have a long-lasting effect on our lives. At the same time, our being present for patients and families undoubtedly has a far-reaching ripple effect on them as well."
  • "Being able to share these times of great transition when patients are making the shift from hoping for a cure to having to accept a terminal illness is a sacred time."

Volunteers must complete a screening and training program prior to performing services. Volunteers do not need to be Kaiser Permanente members.

Volunteers must complete a screening and training program prior to performing services. Volunteers do not need to be Kaiser Permanente Washington (formerly Group Health) members.

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About Kaiser Permanente Washington Hospice Volunteer Program

Location:

201 16th Ave East, Seattle, WA 98112, US

Mission Statement

Hospice Program Mission Statement: In order to provide patient-centered care, we attend to the body, mind and spirit of our patients, calling on their strengths, and supporting them in the final stages of life. We acknowledge the hopes, fears, values and goals of our patients and their families.

Description

Kaiser Permanente’s Hospice Volunteer Program offers empathetic, nonjudgmental support and services to hospice patients and their caregivers. We carefully screen and train our hospice volunteers, who perform duties that supplement but do not substitute for professional services.

In 2017, Kaiser Permanente acquired Group Health Cooperative and its subsidiaries, which have been caring for the citizens of Washington since 1947. Now Kaiser Permanente Washington, we serve more than 651,000 members and support the health of communities in Northwest Washington, Central Washington, Eastern Washington, the Coastal and Olympic region, and Puget Sound.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

WA 98003

(47.31651,-122.3224)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • ~15 hours initial training and onboarding, 2-4 hours per week ongoing when matched with a family.
  • Must pass background and health screenings. Availability for minimum of 1 year of service.

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