A Hospice Bereavement Volunteer

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


Homes and Nursing Facilities in YOUR CommunityAll visits within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123
Bereavement Volunteer
Provide support to a grieving family member


VITAS Bereavement Volunteers contact family and loved ones following the death of a VITAS patient. Volunteers offer support and compassion. Volunteers may make phone calls, do in-person visits, help organize or co-facilitate support groups, all with the support and guidance of the VITAS Bereavement Services Manager, Chaplains and other hospice team members. Great for MFT Interns as well. ALL Volunteers must attend a 2 day Orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. These are held every other month on 2 consecutive Saturdays.


  • Bereavement Support
  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Family Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hrs per week depending on your availability
  • 2018 Orientation Dates: Oct. 6 AND 13, Jan. 12 AND 19, 2019

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