To provide compassionate care to those we serve during the end of life's journey through our commitment to clincial excellence and uncompromising service.
Kindred Hospice is a team of professionals who provide care to patients and families with end of life needs. As key members of the care team, volunteers expand and enhance hospice services for our patients. Volunteers bring special skills and talents to share with patients, and offer comfort through companionship visits, administrative assistance and special projects for patients and their families.
I’ve been a volunteer with Kindred Hospice since 2010 and this is the most rewarding volunteer opportunity I’ve experienced. The staff is composed of highly qualified individuals who all have a heart for our patients. This includes office personnel, nurses, chaplains and social workers. The volunteer coordinator, Susan, is the nicest person I’ve ever met; she runs a fantastic volunteer program which offers a variety of ways to volunteer from direct patient contact to office help. Volunteers are recognized and appreciated in many ways; it is a blessing to be a part of this great organization. I have appreciated the flexibility I’ve been offered in whatever capacity I’ve volunteered. Kindred Hospice has something for everyone.
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Left scheduled four-hour orientation program after 75 minutes; Volunteer Coordinator talked about herself and her life the whole time; tried to ask questions about hospice but she kept going back to self; next to nothing disseminated had to do with hospice or hospice volunteering . . . a waste of time including the drive there and back home.
Kindred Hospice is a great organization.
If you're looking for a place to volunteer where the office and medical staff, chaplains, and others actually care about not only their patients, but also their volunteers, this is where you want to be.
If you want to volunteer for a local office where the volunteer coordinator is approachable, warm, encouraging, and respects your personal time, this is where you want to be.
I have been a volunteer for Kindred for a year now, and have been very happy with my choice. I've gained a lot of knowledge, met some great people who are all interested in the entire well-being of their patients, and I've felt appreciated at every turn.
I can't recommend this organization enough. If you want to be a hospice volunteer, Kindred wants you to be part of their family.