Volunteer at Special Events

Community events and fundraisers offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups to meet new people, provide one-time or project-oriented support, be creative and help fulfill Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care’s mission to reach out to the community.

Events include the annual Circle of Lights memorial event in May, annual fundraisers such as the Idiots’ Open Golf Tournament in February and the On the Upswing Golf Tournament in September, and educational events. Volunteers help in a variety of ways, which include:

  • Being part of an event planning committee
  • Greeting guests.
  • Helping with registration.
  • Displaying auction items.
  • Taking payments for items sold.
  • Setting up or cleaning up.

Unique opportunities are available for Camp Carousel, a weekend camp for grieving families, include baking snacks in advance for campers and collecting items and creating goodie bags for campers. Trained massage therapists and art therapists can work with families at the camp.

There are also opportunities at Camp Erin, a weekend camp for grieving teens and children. Volunteers serve as Big Buddies at camp and stay the weekend. Other volunteer needs include baking snacks in advance for campers and collecting items and creating goodie bags for campers. Trained massage therapists and art therapists can work with kids at the camp.

Training is provided as needed. If you want to help make our events successful as a volunteer, fill out our interest form online and receive more information.

Call 816-276-2640 for information on current opportunities.

Our Programs

There's a long list of hospices in Kansas City, but there's only one Kansas City Hospice. Our programs provide comprehensive expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Hospice

When the focus shifts to comfort instead of treatment, care comes to your home or nursing facility with a plan tailored to your needs, including emotional and spiritual support for the whole family.

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Hospice

Palliative Home Health

When complex needs benefit from a team approach, supportive home care brings the care you need, with 24/7 nurse support for pain, stress and symptoms due to serious illness.

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Palliative Home Health

Advanced Illness Support

Beginning as early as diagnosis and at any stage of serious illness, our nurse practitioners make home visits every 4-6 weeks to help coordinate your care and provide expert pain and symptom management.

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Advanced Illness Support
Hospice House

Hospice House

When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Carousel

Carousel provides palliative and hospice care for perinatal and for babies through young adults with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists.

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Carousel
Solace House

Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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