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A Hospice Patient Care Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

  • 594 people are interested

VITAS is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families. Friendly visits, simple errands, providing a listening ear and the gift of friendship at a crucial time can make a real difference in another's life. Yours, too! Responsibilities include providing respite care (sit with a patient while the caregiver takes a break); friendly visits to patients and their families at home or in a nursing home; reading; writing letters, playing games, run errands to the grocery store, drug store, post office. We have many specialty programs that are patient specific as well.

All volunteers must attend a comprehensive orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. Two TB tests and background check are also required and covered by VITAS.

Our next in-person orientation is:

Saturday, June 1st from 8:30 am - 4 pm

Orientation is held at our office located at:
9655 Granite Ridge Dr. Ste. 300
San Diego, CA 92123

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
There is also an option to complete orientation a via Zoom and self-study combination.

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About VITAS Healthcare of San Diego


9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative Hospice program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of those under our care. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.


Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical support to hospice patients and their family or offering support services in the office. We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer for our patients in their homes or in nursing facilities in your community throughout San Diego County.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Homes and nursing homes in your communityVisits made within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123


  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Bilingual
  • Hospice Care


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 weekly visits, generally 1-2 hrs + travel time
  • Background Screening, 2 TB tests, Health Screen Questionnaire, Hep B Vaccine offered (not mandatory). All requirements covered by VITAS

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