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Good Shepherd Hospice - Bring Smiles & Comfort to Hospice Patients & Families

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ORGANIZATION: Good Shepherd Hospice Independence

Sweetness and Grace!

Do you enjoy spending time with people? Are you a good listener? Our Patient Visitors offer kindness, attention and thoughtful support to hospice patients and family members at a time when it means the most. Make weekly one-hour visits to provide a caring presence, ease loneliness, share stories and laughs, help with enjoyable activities, and remind patients that they are not alone on their end-of life-journey. A weekly virtual visit from a caring volunteer means so much to our patients and families!

We offer great training and ongoing support to ensure that you feel comfortable in your work as a valued member of our Hospice Team.

Visit our website at: www.goodshepherdhospice.com to submit your volunteer application and we will follow up with you right away or contact Pamela Roberts at 816-822-2292 or pamela.roberts@goodshepherdhospice for more information.

Compassionate About Care. Passionate About Life.

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About Good Shepherd Hospice Independence

Location:

123 W Kansas Ave, Independence, MO 64050, US

Mission Statement

Serving people with compassion and dignity.

Description

COMPASSIONATE ABOUT CARE. passionate about life.

At Good Shepherd Hospice, we believe that health care is more than just a diagnosis and a treatment. It's a daily exercise in making this moment...this today...the very best it can be. We're here to help our patients achieve that goal - physically, mentally, spiritually...and for whatever that means individually.

We believe that in the passing of a person’s life, there are also extraordinary opportunities for compassion, reconciliation, spiritual healing, and renewal.

Our Volunteers play a vital role in our Hospice program. From working in the office, to creating special projects at home, to visiting to provide companionship and ease lonliness, Good Shepherd Hospice Volunteers make special moments happen again and again for the patients and families we serve.

Our History - 22 Years of Comforting and Serving

Good Shepherd Hospice opened its first office in Oklahoma City in 1995. We now have a regional presence serving Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Along the way, we’ve touched the lives of more than 20,000 patients and shepherded 50, 000+ family members through their time of need. Every member of our team receives comprehensive, ongoing training. We are a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Medicare Certified and State Licensed.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Independence, MO 64050

(39.10248,-94.40792)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It's Flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
  • One Hour A Week

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