You can make a difference in the lives of people who are facing serious illnesses, their families and the community by volunteering for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care or NorthCare Hospice. There are many ways to get involved. Take a moment to learn about volunteer opportunities so we can best utilize your talents and interests. For more information fill out our interest form or call 816.276.2640.
Dear KC Hospice House Staff, You recently cared for my mother… We are so grateful for the care that she received from your wonderful staff and volunteers. Although it was a difficult time for our family, your caring and thoughtful staff was a great source of comfort to all of us. With thanks, Family
"My mom was not going to be able to attend my wedding because she was at Hospice House. The chaplain offered to marry us here in the chapel so my mom could be with us. Volunteers helped to provide bouquets and cake. I had a wonderful reception in the kitchen area. My mom’s favorite nurse Deanna even attended the service in the chapel and made sure my mom was comfortable. My family was very grateful for the staff and volunteers."
"Carol Barnett is a patient care volunteer who developed a strong connection with a man and his beloved dog, Cheerio. By adopting Cheerio, Carol was able to help the dog owner find peace by knowing when he was gone, Cheerio would go home with Carol." — Pet Peace of Mind volunteer
"My dad was a hospice patient in 2005 for a month before he passed away. Shortly thereafter, a lifelong friend invited me to assist on a KC Hospice fundraising committee. Today, I'm a full-time volunteer. Could I be any more thankful for this journey? No way, not in a thousand lifetimes. Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is my calling, and I look forward to many more years of service." — Carol Barnett, volunteer