Kaiser Permanente Hospice Respite and Friend Visitor Volunteers
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Kaiser Permanente Hospice - Oregon
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Training sessions are upcoming this Fall for Respite and Friendly Visitor Volunteers with Kaiser Permanente Hospice. Volunteers play a vital role in caring for hospice patients and their families. Hospice patients have a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. These patients have made the decision to stop curative treatments in order to focus on comfort care and quality of life. As valued members of the hospice team, volunteers can make a difference by providing a break for a family caregiver, or visiting patients in care homes and facilities.
Volunteer opportunity descriptions:
Visit a terminally ill patient at home, giving your time so a family caregiver can take a break. Offer short-term (up to 4 hours/week) respite care, including one-on-one time with a patient. Assist them when needed or enjoy time together.
Provide routine companionship to a terminally ill patient living in a care home or facility, once or twice a week for one-hour visits. Read a book, play cards, visit or be a caring presence.
Dates: Friday, October 19 and Friday, October 26, from 9am to 4:30pm (both days are required for training)
Location: Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, 2875 NW Stucki Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Training Provided