Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Respite Care-Wyandotte County

Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care is in need of compassionate people to serve as volunteers in hospice patients' homes, which allows the caregiver to take a break for a few hours. Once screened and trained, volunteers are matched with patients in their same geographical area; the assignments are generally for a few hours once a week.


Onboarding Requirements

At this time our volunteer orientation for most roles is through a self-paced, all-digital format.


Volunteer interviews may be conducted virtually or in person, but there will be an opportunity to visit and get to know your volunteer coordinator during the onboarding process.

Also, at this time we can only accept applicants who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof will be required.


Onboarding Requirements: 

-Virtual volunteer training (approximately 12 hours of self-guided volunteer training)

-KC Hospice volunteer onboarding powerpoint (1 hr)

-TB skin test (provided by KC Hospice at either Meritas Health or KU Medical Center)

-Series of background checks

-Drivers Licence

-Auto Insurance

-Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

-Additional KCH&PC paperwork (i.e. volunteer agreement)

-Interview with a volunteer coordinator

-Job-specific training as needed


If you have any questions about any of the information above, please contact Melissa Basgall, Manager of Volunteer Services, at mbasgall@kchospice.org.  Otherwise, please complete the application and the volunteer coordinator associated with the volunteer job opening will be in touch shortly with next steps.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care.