Share your healing touch with hospice patients at the end of life


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Throughout San Mateo County and N. Santa Clara CtyAt patients' homes or nursing homesSan Mateo, CA 94402


About

Are you a certified massage or Reiki professional looking to share your gift with those in need? Facing the end of life, our hospice patients (and their loved ones) are often overwhelmed and anxious. The compassionate gift of a healing touch can help them relax - it can be an important part of their transition.

We ask our healing touch volunteers to make at least one patient visit a week. 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. Whether you are reading a book, running an errand, taking a short walk, or listening to stories, your time will make a very special difference in the lives of your patients and their families.

To find out more, contact Susan at 650.554.1000 or sbarber@missionhospice.org.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 hours per week including drive time
  • All of our direct care volunteers receive 20 hours free training.
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