Marin Veteran Hospice Patient Support Volunteer
By the Bay Health
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.
Were you in the military? Are you a good listener? Are you caring, helpful and adaptable?
As a Veteran Hospice Patient and Family Support Volunteer for By the Bay Health you’ll be making a significant difference for someone facing end-of-life challenges. Your meaningful contributions will support the Hospice Care Team by:
Relieving a family caregiver>
Providing companionship to patients>
Listening to life stories>
Playing their favorite music>
Reading a book>
Writing letters and memories>
Assisting with a favorite activity>
Running an errand or doing small chores>
Accompanying a patient on an outing
In return you’ll learn all about hospice care and receive comprehensive training to prepare you for working with our patients and their families.
"During my initial training, I was impressed by how well-run and organized both the classes and the organization are - they are quality, sensitive, caring and thoughtful people who serve a great mission. It is by far the best run non-profit I have ever been involved with and I would highly recommend it to anyone."
We hope you’ll consider joining our caring team! We’re especially looking for volunteers who are familiar with local Veteran’s homes in the Bay Area. By the Bay Health was founded by dedicated volunteers more than 40 years ago and they’re still at the heart of what we do.
To apply, visit www.bythebayhealth.org/volunteers/ or call (415) 927.2273 for more information.
Bi-lingual English-Spanish a plus
Good match for:>
Those with a passion for learning about end of life>
Former health care workers and those in-training>
Former military or veterans>
Requirements & Commitment>
Commitment of one year, 2-3 hours a week>
Must be at least 18 and in good health>
30 hours of online and classroom training>
Valid driver’s license>
Annual TB skin test & flu vaccine>
Proof of immunity for MMRV
About By the Bay Health
17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 100, Larkspur, CA 94939, US
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.
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.