The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Sojourn Hospice invites you to become a Hospice Volunteer!
Volunteers serve our clients receiving End of Life Care and their families. Hospice Volunteers receive initial and ongoing training for cultivating skills to provide compassionate presence and support to people in their last stages of life. Typical assignments include:
Weekly visits to provide companionship and conversation,
Reading to clients,
Emotional and practical support to family caregivers
Walking a pet
"Being there" when a listening ear is needed
Our Service Areas include Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, East Bay and Peninsula areas. Training is provided locally.
We ask for a commitment of 4 hours a week (minimum) for at least one year. Hours and days of service vary according to volunteer availability and client need. Degrees and prior experience are not required. You must be 18 years of age, care about people and have a sincere desire to be of service to others.
Consider offering the gift of your caring presence! Contact us today to learn more about this volunteer opportunity that can change your life while helping someone else through a difficult time in theirs.
Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
4 hours/week of service; 2 hours/month meeting
16 to 18 hours of initial training is required; ongoing training at monthly meetings