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Sonoma County Patient Care Volunteer

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By the Bay Health

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with By the Bay Health, but due to the current COVID pandemic, Volunteer trainings in 2020 were cancelled. We have been accepting applications continuously throughout the past year, but have not been conducting trainee interviews. We are hopeful to provide one training in fall 2021 when it is safe to conduct classroom sessions in-person, as well as online. We currently welcome new applications, but please be aware that we have a significant number of applicants on the wait-list since March 2020. Applications are processed in the order received, which means your application may not be considered for interview eligibility until 2022.


Sonoma County Hospice Patient Care Volunteer

By the Bay Health is in search of individuals with a passion for caring for others. As a Patient Care Volunteer for By the Bay Health you’ll be making a significant difference for someone facing end-of-life challenges. Your meaningful contributions will help support the hospice care team by:

  • Relieving a patient caregiver
  • Providing companionship/support to patients
  • Life review with patients
  • Participating in personal interests with patients
  • Assisting patient/family with practical assistance in daily living

In addition to becoming a member of our transdisciplinary team, as a volunteer you will receive in depth training on how to prepare for working with patients and families. This training is beneficial for all, and would be beneficial for those seeking to pursue a career in the medical field.

By the Bay Health was founded by dedicated volunteers more than 40 years ago. We sincerely hope that you’ll consider joining our team!

Apply now at https://bythebayhealth.org/volunteers/volunteer-application/

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About By the Bay Health

Location:

17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 100, Larkspur, CA 94939, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the premiere provider of palliative and hospice services for patients and their caregivers needing care and support during the final stages of life. We are dedicated to promoting wellness at the end of life, as well as preventing and treating distressing symptoms or conditions that might otherwise threaten the quality of life for our patients and families. We compassionately provide quality services, sensitive to the values, interests, capabilities and needs of those we serve, in a cost-effective manner and in a variety of settings.

Description

What makes By the Bay Health unique! It was founded by volunteers as a non-profit, end-of-life healthcare provider in 1975. It was created by the community to serve the community. As the second oldest hospice in the U.S., By The Bay Health has the depth of experience to understand the medical, practical, emotional and spiritual care patients and their families need during the end of life experience. From its grassroots foundation by community volunteers (then named Hospice of Marin), By The Bay Health remains at the vanguard of the hospice industry and a premier, regional provider of end-of-life care.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Anywhere in Sonoma CountySanta Rosa, CA 95407

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Healthcare
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year, 2-3 hours per week
  • Auto Insurance, Annual TB skin test, Flu vaccine, Proof of immunity for MMRV

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