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Volunteer services

The mission of the Volunteer Services Department is to provide quality support services to our members, visitors, and staff in the Kaiser Permanente Downey service area and to our local communities.

Our volunteers include men and women 16 years of age and older, and represent the culturally diverse community which forms our customer service area. Many volunteers are Kaiser Permanente members, and all share a strong desire to help and a willingness to serve where they are most needed.

Volunteers are selected, placed and trained based on their skills, abilities, and service orientation without regard for race, religion, national origin, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference or medical condition.

Volunteer Services

Heroes wanted: no experience necessary

Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life when it matters most? We invite you to become a hospice volunteer at our Baldwin Park, Downey, or South Bay Medical Center. You can help terminally ill patients and their families by running errands, providing friendly visits, or giving a caregiver a break.

Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the final stages of a terminal illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Hospice also can help family members deal with the practical and emotional challenges of dealing with a dying loved one.

If you are 18 or older, can spare about 2 to 4 hours a week, and have transportation, you could help families during their difficult time. Bilingual skills are especially needed.

For more information, contact Hospice Volunteer Recruitment at 562-622-4239.

To contact Bereavement Support, please call 562-622-3863.