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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 52 people are interested

Pandemic Pen Pal

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ORGANIZATION: Kindred Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 52 people are interested

This program will allow each of you to connect with multiple patients if you are willing and able. In this
program each volunteer would be able to write, color pictures, and send photographs to let our patients
know we are still thinking of them. Many of our patients have been confined to only to their bedroom. This
can be very upsetting because many of our patients don't understand why they are not being able to visit in person with their family members and friends.

Sending encouraging and happy letters to let him or her know they are not alone is a great way to
continue our volunteering through social distancing. Now something special about this pen pal program is
that it will most likely be a one way experience, meaning your patient might not write back but that is okay. Getting a letter in the mail will make each patient feel cared about and know he or she is not forgotten. It is important to promote stable mental health. This is a very difficult time for everyone.

More opportunities with Kindred Hospice

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Kindred Hospice


800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 111, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

Our care matters. Our mission is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness.


Kindred Healthcare is the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States. Named a Fortune magazine Most Admired Company six years, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.

Hospice provides a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients in life's final season. Hospice programs are designed to comfort the patient and family and embraces the classic hospice model.


Veterans & Military Families
Community, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


800 Enterprise Drive STE 111Oak Brook, IL 60523


  • Mental Health
  • Reading / Writing
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are asked to write 2 letters monthly to an assigned hospice patient.

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