Sutter Care at Home is looking for Certified Massage Therapists to volunteers with hospice patients.
We serve patients from South San Francisco down through the Peninsula. 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, s/he can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Fisher, for an application and to start the comprehensive, self-paced online training. **Due to the pandemic, in-person visits have been suspended but you can start the online training now**
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.