There Are So Many Ways to Help

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Assist Patients – Support patients and families during their journey through illness. Provide comfort and assistance to them in their residence, whether a private home, nursing home or assisted living facility. Opportunities abound throughout the city, working throughout our 10-county service area. Learn more about opportunities to assist patients.

Kansas City Hospice House™ – Volunteer in the peaceful environment of our inpatient facility. You can work with patients, families and guests, or assist with activities that don’t involve direct patient contact. Call to see what opportunities might be a good fit for you. See the many ways to help.

NorthCare Hospice House – Volunteer at our inpatient facility in the Northland. You can work with patients, families and guests, or assist with activities that don’t involve direct patient contact. Call to see what opportunities might be a good fit for you. See the many ways to help.

Baking or Cooking at Hospice House – Help prepare meals for patients or bake goodies.

Office/Administrative – Help with office tasks to keep our daily operations running smoothly. Find out more about administrative volunteering.

Special Events – Find out how your school, church, business or other group can get involved. Learn more

Group Activities – Call about projects to let your school, church, business or other group get involved.

Top Drawer Resale Shop – Work in the fun, retail environment of the upscale, resale shop benefiting Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. Wait on customers or help in the back room.

Memory Pillow and Bears – Volunteers who enjoy sewing use a favorite shirt to create a pillow or bear that will be a tangible keepsake for the family.

Pet Peace of Mind – Help keep patients and their beloved pets together by offering your time and talents in supporting animal care. Explore opportunities with Pet Peace of Mind.

Lifetime Legacy/Lasting Conversations – Help patients and families record life stories and make lasting memories with either a video or audio recording. Read more.

We Honor Vets – We are looking for veterans interested in volunteering with our patients and their families. Our goal is to provide comfort and care to those who have served our country and are now facing a life-limiting illness. We are partners with We Honor Veterans and training is provided prior to matching veterans with patients in the Kansas City area.

Grief Support – Put your skills to work with children and families by helping our grief support specialists, Solace House, Camp Carousel and Camp Erin. Trained volunteers serve as co-facilitators at Solace House, helping lead grief groups that take place in the evening.

Extended Presence – When someone comes to the last 24-48 hours of life, specially trained volunteers may help staff provide support, whether holding a hand, listening to a family member reminisce or just providing a caring presence.