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Veteran hospice volunteers needed

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ORGANIZATION: Kaiser Permanente Washington Hospice Volunteer Program

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There's still time to join our new volunteer Core Training on 8/2/22 and 8/3/22! (9:30am-12pm both days).

Hospice patients who are veterans, as well as their families, often ask to be matched with hospice volunteers who are also Veterans. If you are a Veteran of the Armed Forces and are interested in friendly visits with hospice patients, please contact us to explore this opportunity together.

"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." -Kaiser Permanente Hospice Volunteer

Kaiser Permanente Washington's Hospice Program seeks volunteers to offer empathetic support and services to hospice patients and their families. We currently have a high need for volunteers in East and North King County as well as Snohomish County.

Volunteers are indispensable members of our hospice teams by being there with the dying and their families - most importantly - but also serving in specific that include:

  • Kind and compassionate presence at the bedside
  • Visiting, reading aloud, listening to music, crafting, etc.
  • Staying with a patient so the caregiver can rest or take a break
  • Running errands, grocery shopping, assisting patients with small tasks
  • New: Legacy video filming and editing, and/or other types of legacy projects
  • Performing administrative tasks such as bereavement mailings
  • Sewing walker bags, lap quilts, and fidget aprons and blankets
Trainings are offered both virtually and in-person, including COVID-19 precautions training.

Volunteers must be 21 years and older
and 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. Learn more at http://www1.ghc.org/html/public/governance/volunteer

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
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Bothell, WA 98011

(47.75904,-122.20211)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • ~15 hours of initial training and onboarding, then ~2-4 hrs per week depending on patient/family needs and volunteer availability
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19, season flu vaccine, initial and ongoing TB screening, ongoing training at least annually

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