Become a Hospice Volunteer in our Hayward and Fremont service areas
Come to practice hospitality honoring and caring for another in their dying time.
This is the overarching scope of practice for hospice volunteers. You are trained, as team members, in providing a welcoming space to give and receive. What arrives is not always welcomed at first; yet, we see to making space for the stranger....the questions, the struggles, the losses, the unexpected surprise....with a heart of wonder, humility and graciousness.
Our hospice volunteers provide non-clinal support to patients and their families. Volunteering may simply involve sitting by the beside, holding another's hand, listening carefully to stories and concerns, remembering with old photos, reading or playing a familiar tune; also, if asked, perhaps offering religious ritual through prayer, running an errand or providing brief respite for a caregiver.
Other specialty service volunteers include those with somatic therapy certification/training (Reiki, massage, acupressure). We seek volunteers to assist in our Music and Memory program, participate in bereavement services and provide invaluable help with office support (special events, volunteer appreciation--volunteers supporting volunteers).
We usually ask for 1to 2 hours commitment per week and provide comprehensive training to succeed.
Please contact Brent Adams, Volunteer Program Coordinator about hospice volunteering with Sutter Care at Home. 510-263-0924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll work with your schedule.
1025 Atlantic AvenueSuite 100Alameda, CA 94501
- Massage Therapy
- Spiritual Healing
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-3 hours per week