Become a Hospice Volunteer
You Belong Here!
From providing companionship at a patient’s bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, one of our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you.
- Hold a hand, share a story
- Send a card
- Listen, read, or sing
- Make gifts for patients
- Run errands or perform light housekeeping
- Share flowers, bake, or garden
- Administrative office support
- Make phone calls
- Attend community events
Volunteering takes no advanced medical training or great commitment. We support our volunteers and appreciate the important role they play in hospice care. We prepare volunteers with specific training including:
- The hospice care team and the volunteer role
- The hospice philosophy and end-of-life care
- Grief and bereavement education
- Emotional and spiritual support in hospice care
- Communication and stress management
- Patient privacy and other regulations
Medicare requires that a hospice provide at least 5 percent of its services through Volunteers. Our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you based on your time, skills, and interests.
"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give." - Eleanor Roosevelt
About Kindred Hospice-Portland
53 Baxter Blvd, Ste 101, Portland, ME 04101, US
Our care matters. Our mission is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness. Kindred Hospice is part of the Kindred at Home family of personal home care, community care, home health, palliative, and hospice providers.
If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. From providing companionship at a patient’s bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, one of our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you. Our agencies offer veteran-to-veteran opportunities and participate in the national We Honor Veterans programs.
53 Baxter BlvdSte 101Portland, ME 04101
October 25, 2021
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- Relationship Building
- People Skills
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- No minimum requirement, flexible depending on interest and needs.
- Depending on the role: background check, drug screen (excludes cannabis), proof of auto insurance, at least 18 years old (or 16+ years old for non patient contact roles)