Frequently Asked Questions

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These are the questions most asked by people inquiring about volunteer opportunities.

1How do I become a KCH&PC volunteer?
The first step is completing and returning the volunteer application. You are welcome to do electronically to kchvolunteers@kchospice.org or by mailing it to our Volunteer Department at 1500 Meadow Lake Pkwy, Suite 200, KC, MO 64114. For an application, click here.

If you are interested in one-time or community event volunteering, completing the application is not necessary. Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form (include link please) for community events and to be added to our email list that provides specifics on volunteering opportunities for Circle of Lights, etc.
2I want to make a meal or bake items for the Hospice House; do I have to go through training?
No, training is not required for this type of activity. Please call our group coordinator at 816.941.1095 if you would like to volunteer as an individual or a as part of a group and come to the House to prepare a meal or bake items for families of patients. We will help you schedule a date and time to do so.
3Can students volunteer for KCH&PC?
Yes, we have opportunities for students (and families) at our Hospice House; please refer to our Hospice House activities under the Volunteer Options tab. We ask for a one year commitment from all of our volunteers other than those interested in one-time events.
4How are KCH&PC volunteers matched with patients?
Once screened and trained, patient care volunteers are matched with patients in the same general geographical area (we serve 9 counties) keeping the patient’s preferences and volunteer’s preferences into consideration. We have a Volunteer Coordinator in our Kansas office and also in our Missouri office that match volunteers with patients.
5What types of KCH&PC volunteers are needed most at this time?
We are in need of professional hair stylists and massage therapists willing to donate their time (providing services twice per month on average). We are also in need of patient care volunteers interested in assisting patients in Kansas City, KS and the Independence and eastern Jackson County areas. We also are actively recruiting volunteers with military experience interested in serving in our We Honors Veterans program.