You and your pet can offer companionship and comfort to patients with terminal illness. Your visits can help our patients and family members relax, provide emotional support, and offer unconditional love.
Once you and your pet are certified, we ask you to spend about an hour a week visiting patients. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets welcome. Your volunteer time is flexible, based on your availability and our patients’ schedules.
No experience necessary! We provide you with all the training and support you need, including a network of other amazing hospice volunteers. Many of them say that this is the most meaningful work they’ve done.
Your volunteer time is flexible, based on your availability and our patients’ schedules.
Mission Hospice & Home Care provides personalized, compassionate end-of-life care for patients and families in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara Counties. As a direct care volunteer, you will support our hospice patients and their families with weekly visits - in their homes, in nursing homes, or wherever they live.
If you are caring, flexible, and a good listener - you can provide important emotional and social support for patients who are living with terminal illness. You and your pet will make a very special difference in the lives of your patients and their families.
1670 S Amphlett Blvd. # 300, San Mateo, CA 94402, US
Mission Hospice & Home Care is a nonprofit organization whose professional staff and well-trained volunteers are dedicated to providing the finest quality, compassionate care to those who are terminally ill or facing a life-limiting illness, and to supporting their families through illness and bereavement.
It’s about life! Mission Hospice & Home Care helps patients live life to the fullest, offering medical, spiritual, emotional, and practical support to patients and familes throughout the end-of-life process.
We are San Mateo County's first hospice program, founded by volunteers in 1979. Since then, our staff and volunteers have cared for more than 10,000 patients and families throughout the San Mateo County area.
We are known for our personal, individualized palliative care - whether in patients’ homes, assisted living, board and care, or skilled nursing facilities. We see every day that our compassionate care gives patients and their loved ones the opportunity to cherish their time together.
This work would not be possible without volunteers, who are the heart and soul of our care. Our direct care volunteers offer important emotional and social support to our patients and their families, providing companionship, logistical assistance, and more. Our indirect care volunteers offer their time and talents in the office, assisting with mailings, special events and administrative tasks. The Mission Hospice Auxiliary is dedicated to raising funds and promoting awareness of the services provided by Mission Hospice & Home Care.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
Throughout San Mateo County and N. Santa Clara CtyAt patients' homes or nursing homesSan Mateo, CA94402
September 3, 2020
Orientation or Training
Up to 4 hours per week including drive time
All of our direct care volunteers receive 26 hours free training.