As a pastoral care student or practicing chaplain, hospice volunteer work can be an invaluable opportunity for professional and personal growth.
Come make a difference and help to improve someone's quality of life, while gaining experience and skill, by providing compassionate presence and care to Kindred Hospice patients and their families in the Seattle/King County area.
Come join our team! Volunteers are an essential part of our dynamic interdisciplinary team (of nurses, doctors, spiritual care providers, social workers and home health aides). Our Patient Care Hospice volunteers help to provide support and comfort to our hospice patients and families, by visiting them during a time of need.
Kindred Hospice of King County Volunteers may serve in a multitude of ways, including offering patient companionship (such as reading a book, engaging in conversation, actively listening by the bedside, playing card games, singing or holding someone's hand). Volunteers may also provide caregiver/family respite, or light household work, running errands or engaging in arts/crafts activity. Volunteers may also assist with special events such as memorial services and veteran pinning ceremonies for our hospice patients and families. Kindred Hospice of King Countyvolunteers drive to visit and offer support to hospice patients and families.
We provide free extensive training and ongoing education and support for our volunteers. We value and nurture our volunteers as essential members of our interdisciplinary team. We seek a diverse volunteer team that reflects our multicultural community. Volunteer trainings occur in our office in the Northgate area. Our patients and families are located throughout King County. There is particular need for volunteer support in the South Seattle area.
Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, interview, fingerprinting, TB test, urine drug test, orientation training and orientation competency test.
Open application period and interviews occurring now (through November 11th, 2019) for upcoming Winter 2019 training sessions, and until February 11, 2020 for Spring training. Trainings are held once a season in our northgate office. Duration of trainings are approximately 18-22 hours over the course of 2-3 weeks.
To receive application materials or further information, feel free to contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Jemilla Goldstein at email@example.com or call (206)525-1090. After your 6 application materials are received via email/mail, we will schedule an in person interview at our Northgate office.