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Companion Care Volunteer - Hospice

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VNA Hospice (Visiting Nurse Association)

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A Companion Care Volunteer for hospice works in many different capacities based on the patient and family's needs. These include but are not limited to assisting with errands, providing respite/relief for caregivers and family members, reading, looking at photos, and listening to family stories. Most importantly companion volunteers act as a loving compassionate friend who listens to concerns, anxieties, and joys of the patient, caregivers, and family members.

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About VNA Hospice (Visiting Nurse Association)



Mission Statement

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) mission has remained the same since its inception in 1891 - providing quality home health and hospice care to individuals in the Kansas City area regardless of ability to pay. As a division of VNA, VNA Hospice is dedicated to ensuring comfort, dignity and quality of life for all our patients wherever they call home.


Established in 1891, Visiting Nurse Association is the home of the oldest home health care agency (VNA Home Health) in the Kansas City area and the sixth oldest in the United States. Over the years, VNA has expanded the services provided and areas of services to reach more people. VNA Hospice was reintroduced to the community in 2020. Our long-lasting legacy comes from our belief that people not only need someone to care for them, they also need someone to care about them. That is what we do at VNA and our patients say it is one of the many things that set us apart.

Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families


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Multiple locations Kansas City, MO 64114



  • Reading / Writing
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers for VNA Hospice should have time available in one's personal schedule to provide services to patients/families. This can vary based on patient/family needs and the volunteer's willingness to devote time.
  • Be receptive to the general philosophy of hospice; complete the Hospice Training Program; provide your own transportation and insurance; be free of drug or alcohol addiction

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