Gift of Hospice provides services to our patients wherever they call home, whether it be a private residence or a skilled nursing facility, throughout all of San Diego County. Our mission is to give patient and family empowered care, preserving dignity and providing comfort.
We are looking for compassionate and committed individuals to join our team of companionship and respite volunteers. These team members provide support and interaction to our patients and their loved ones. Common visit activities are conversing and reminiscing, playing cards or games, watching TV, reading a book, or whatever activity the patient may enjoy. The family may leave for a respite break while you are there, providing them with a much needed opportunity to recharge.
Volunteers DO NOT provide any hands-on care (i.e. changing a diaper, dispensing medications, etc.), you only provide companionship and socialization.
NO previous hospice experience is necessary!! We provide a comprehensive 20 hour training as well as ongoing education and support.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- minimum of 2 hours once a week for 1 year
- Must also pass a drug screen