For Kaiser Permanente and community members. Hospice volunteers play an important role on our hospice team. Volunteers are community members devoting their service to improving the quality of life for our patients and families near the end of life. You may provide a break for a family caregiver or offer to do light housekeeping, prepare a meal, or help with a project. For patients living in supportive housing, volunteers focus on companionship, such as reading, holding a hand, or simply being a compassionate presence. Volunteers pass a criminal background check and drug screen test before attending a hospice volunteer training. To start the process, go to kpnwvolunteer.org or call 503-499-5168. 2 sessions, 7.5 hours each. There is no fee.