Help honor and support veterans who are hospice patients


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Throughout San Mateo County and N. Santa Clara CtyAt patients' homes or nursing homesSan Mateo, CA 94402


About

As a veteran yourself, or someone with a vet in the family, you understand the amazing contributions and sacrifices our veterans have made - and the unique challenges they feel at the end of life.

Mission Hospice & Home Care is caring for more and more veterans, and we need your help to support them. If you have compassion and the ability to listen deeply without judgment, you can help. We ask our volunteers to visit at least one patient a week. Your volunteer time is flexible, based on your availability and our patients’ schedules.

No experience necessary! We provide you with all the training and support you need, including a network of other amazing hospice volunteers. Many of them say that this is the most meaningful work they’ve done.

Your volunteer time is flexible, based on your availability and our patients’ schedules.

Mission Hospice & Home Care provides personalized, compassionate end-of-life care for patients and families in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara Counties. As a direct care volunteer, you will support our hospice patients and their families with weekly visits - in their homes, in nursing homes, or wherever they live.

If you are caring, flexible, and a good listener - you can provide important emotional and social support for patients who are living with terminal illness. Whether you are reading a book, running an errand, taking a short walk, or listening to stories, your time will make a very special difference in the lives of your patients and their families.

To find out more, contact Susan at 650.554.1000 or sbarber@missionhospice.org.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Storytelling
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Elder care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week
  • All of our direct care volunteers receive 20 hours free training.
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