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Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Compassionate Heart and Hands

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.

We also welcome certified professionals who wish to provide massage/Reiki/art/music/animal therapy.

Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, listening with compassion, playing music, reading a book, and as needed, offering support; providing respite for the family members and caregivers. Volunteers do not provide clinical or personal care.

Volunteers visit hospice patients in homes and care facilities (suspended due to Covid) in San Mateo County, anywhere from Daly City to Palo Alto and along the coast, based on the volunteer's 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 bereavement coordinator, as well.

Our requirements: Volunteers receive 24 + hours of training and ongoing support. Volunteers work with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the multi-disciplinary hospice team. A monthly support meeting is provided (not required), a 12 month commitment is preferred and most volunteers do 1-2 hours of volunteer time per week.

Health clearance, vaccinations and a background check are provided through Sutter Health. Our volunteers are required to receive or show verification of an annual flu shot and Tuberculin skin test or blood test, provide immunization records or titers showing immunity to MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and Varicella, show proof of TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and COVID-19 vaccinations, complete a drug screen and a health screening, consent to a criminal background check, and submit a copy of current driver’s license and auto insurance. Sutter will provide health screening and any necessary tests or vaccinations. Volunteers work closely with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the hospice team.

Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Jennifer Fisher, to receive an application and learn more about our comprehensive and enriching online, self-paced training. Email: fishej2@sutterhealth.org Phone: 650-454-4372

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About Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Location:

1700 South Amphlett, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1700 S Amphlett BlvdSuite 300San Mateo, CA 94402

(37.55854,-122.3023)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Nursing
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 2 hours a week, 12 months min.
  • We provide background check and necessary immunizations

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