Learn about Hos­pice of Kona Vol­un­teer Train­ing · April 2021 (click here)

The heart of Hos­pice Kona care is the com­mu­ni­ty of spe­cial vol­un­teer­ing indi­vid­u­als (Stars of Ser­vice) that choose to give gifts from the finest part of them­selves. We are grate­ful to vol­un­teers as ded­i­cat­ed peo­ple freely con­tribut­ing time and ener­gy. We appre­ci­ate them for their will­ing­ness to serve and wel­come them to the Hos­pice of Kona Team.

Vol­un­teers’ unique tal­ents and skills are acknowl­edged and nur­tured as Hos­pice of Kona strives to meet the needs of our community.


We believe that the gifts the vol­un­teer receives from par­tic­i­pa­tion with Hos­pice of Kona will be equal to, or per­haps even exceed, the gifts the vol­un­teer gives. See below for vol­un­teer train­ing classes. 

Vol­un­teer Job Description

Hos­pice of Kona vol­un­teers need to be com­fort­able with their own atti­tudes about death, know­ing that it is a nat­ur­al part of life. They need to under­stand that involve­ment with Hos­pice of Kona is reward­ing, through some­times painful, requir­ing matu­ri­ty and objec­tiv­i­ty blend­ed with com­pas­sion and under­stand­ing. They need to dis­play char­ac­ter attrib­ut­es of sen­si­tiv­i­ty, empa­thy and per­son­al warmth. 

The Vol­un­teer Staff will be under the direct super­vi­sion of the Vol­un­teer Ser­vices Coor­di­na­tor. Hos­pice of Kona will also pro­vide ori­en­ta­tion and train­ing that is con­sis­tent with the accept­ed stan­dards of practice. 

Vol­un­teers May Be Of Ser­vice By:

Pro­vid­ing fam­i­ly mem­bers rest by being sched­uled to sit with patients so that care­givers may have a much need­ed break.

Read­ing to patients, pro­vid­ing con­ver­sa­tion, or stand­ing by if they are needed.

Prepar­ing a small meal, offer­ing water or hold­ing a hand.

Oth­er exam­ples include mas­sage, rei­ki, hair styling, play­ing sooth­ing music on your ukulele or harp, run­ning errands, pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion when appro­pri­ate, trans­lat­ing Japan­ese or Span­ish among oth­ers, pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices such as a Notary and handy man or woman services.

In the home with the patient and fam­i­ly vol­un­teers sup­port pro­fes­sion­al team mem­bers in accom­plish­ing the many-faceted care of the patient and family.

Bereave­ment sup­port under the direc­tion of the Bereave­ment Ser­vices Coor­di­na­tor, through calls, office work, and group support.

Office sup­port and ser­vices that are nec­es­sary to the day-to-day oper­a­tion may be pro­vid­ed by vol­un­teer staff.

Fundrais­ing is a vital vol­un­teer role offer­ing help in such ways as set­ting up, dec­o­rat­ing, col­lect­ing silent auc­tion items, solic­it­ing spon­sor­ships, being a chef or dri­ving a truck for an event.

Pub­lic Rela­tions is anoth­er vital role par­tic­i­pat­ing as a com­mu­ni­ty advo­cate or speak­er, pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties, and being in parades.

Vol­un­teer Train­ing Class­es On A Quar­ter­ly Sched­ule — Con­tact us.