No matter if you are a college student or not, parent or not, between the jobs or retired from your professional career, you can deepen or learn new interpersonal skills through your simple compassionate presence with our patients!
Your greatest gifts are your time (we ask 2-4 hours a week), caring nature, willingness to listen, and collaboration with our care giving team! Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, reading a book or running a quick errand for our patients and their family members, proving respite care, emotional and spiritual support as needed and capable.
We will provide you with our informative training and ongoing support. We also welcome certified professionals who wish to provide massage/art/music therapy per patient request.
Your health screening and background check is required and provided by our agency.
1700 South Amphlett, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402, US
Sutter Care at Home enhances the health and well being of the people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in home-based services and products.
To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Care at Home the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your caring nature, and your willingness to listen. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. Volunteers are trained to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.
Volunteers may stay with the patient to give the caregiver some time away or time to rest and they can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families. While volunteers cannot provide clinical or personal care, they may be able to assist with routine tasks and errands.
Requirements: Volunteers receive 24 hours of training, health clearance and a background check, and attend monthly educational meetings. They must work closely with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the hospice team.