Sonoma Hospice Patient Support Volunteer

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Hospice by the Bay

Are you a good listener? Are you caring, helpful and adaptable? Do you love being out in the country?

As a Sonoma Hopsice Patient and Family Support Volunteer for Hospice by the Bay you’ll be making a significant difference for someone facing end-of-life challenges. Your meaningful contributions will support the Hospice Care Team by:

> Relieving a family caregiver
> Providing companionship to patients
> Listening to life stories
> Playing their favorite music
> Reading a book
> Writing letters and memories
> Assisting with a favorite activity
> Running an errand or doing small chores
> Accompanying a patient on an outing

In return you’ll learn all about hospice care and receive comprehensive training to prepare you for working with our patients and their families.

"I would not give up this volunteering for anything, as I learn and gain new and wonderful perspectives with each encounter. I worked in the health care industry for 45 years and HBTB is the most transparent, patient-centered, staff-oriented organization I have ever had the pleasure of working with."

We hope you’ll consider joining our caring team! We’re looking volunteers who can visit patients along the Highway 101 corridor (Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Windsor) and in more remote areas of west and north Sonoma County. Hospice by the Bay was founded by dedicated volunteers more than 40 years ago and they’re still at the heart of what we do.

Skills

> Team player
> Conscientious
> Dependable
> Flexible
> Bi-lingual English-Spanish a plus

Good match for:

> Those with a passion for learning about end of life
> Former health care workers and those in-training
> Retired professionals
> Empty nesters

Requirements & Commitment

> Commitment of one year, 2-3 hours a week
> Must be at least 18 and in good health
> 30 hours of online and classroom training
> Valid driver’s license
> Background check
> Annual TB skin test & flu vaccine
> Proof of immunity for MMRV

9 More opportunities with Hospice by the Bay

Community Health & Medicine Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

190 West Napa St.Sonoma, CA 95476

(38.292404,-122.460724)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year, 3-4 Hours per week
  • Annual TB test, Flu vaccine, Proof of immunity for MMRV

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