To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Care at Home the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your compassion, caring nature, and your willingness to listen. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required. Volunteers are trained to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.
Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, listening with compassion, playing music, reading a book, and as needed, offering support, providing relief for the family members and caregivers. Volunteers do not provide clinical or personal care. ** Due to the pandemic, and the recent surge, volunteers are running errands, like grocery shopping, or calling, doing video visits or sending cards to hospice patients and their caregivers, giving support and helping to combat social isolation. Crafty and creative volunteers are making fidget quilts for dementia patients or lap quilts for veterans on our service.**
Volunteers visit hospice patients in homes and care facilities in San Mateo County, anywhere from Daly City to Palo Alto and along the coast, based on volunteer proximity and availability. Volunteers can provide respite to the caregiver and be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families. or assist with routine tasks and errands when appropriate. We also have office volunteer positions, and opportunities to work with our children's bereavement coordinator, as well.
We also welcome certified professionals who wish to provide massage/Reiki/art/music/animal therapy. Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Jennifer Fisher, to receive an application and learn more about our comprehensive and enriching online training. Email: email@example.com
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.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
1700 S Amphlett BlvdSuite 300San Mateo, CA94402
December 31, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
1 to 2 hours a week, 12 months min.
We provide background check and necessary immunizations