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Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Compassionate Heart and Hands

Sutter Care at Home is looking for Certified Massage Therapists to volunteer with hospice patients.

We serve patients from South San Francisco down to Palo Alto. We ask for one hour a week and match people based on their availability and location preferences.

The greatest gift you can offer to hospice patients is your time, your caring nature, your healing skills and your willingness to listen. To volunteer, you should provide provide proof of completed training in reiki or massage therapy. We provide hospice training and ongoing support to all volunteers, so experience is not required.

Being a hospice volunteer is a great opportunity to practice compassion and discover your skills and learn new ones during end-of-life care. Volunteers are trained to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.

While volunteer cannot provide clinical or personal care, they can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families.

Volunteers receive 24 hours of self-paced, online training, health clearance and a background check 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. A minimum of 1-2 hours of volunteering per week and a 1-2 year commitment is required. Volunteers work closely with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the hospice team, attending monthly support meeting and visiting patients once a week.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Fisher, (650)454-4372, for an application and to start the comprehensive, self-paced online training. Due to the pandemic, in-person volunteer visits are restricted to our patients living in their own homes.

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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.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1700 S Amphlett Blvd.Suite 300San Mateo, CA 94402

(37.55854,-122.3023)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 4 hours per week
  • Yearly TB test, flu shot and background check. We provide required vaccinations.

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