Become a Hospice Volunteer in our Hayward and Fremont service areas

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Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Compassionate Heart and Hands

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 adamsb1@sutterhealth.org

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About Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Location:

1700 South Amphlett, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402, US

Mission Statement

Sutter Care at Home enhances the health and well being of the people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in home-based services and products.

Description

To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Care at Home the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your caring nature, and your willingness to listen. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. Volunteers are trained to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.

Volunteers may stay with the patient to give the caregiver some time away or time to rest and they can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families. While volunteers cannot provide clinical or personal care, they may be able to assist with routine tasks and errands.

Requirements: Volunteers receive 24 hours of training, health clearance and a background check, and attend monthly educational meetings. They must work closely with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the hospice team.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1025 Atlantic AvenueSuite 100Alameda, CA 94501

(37.781,-122.26588)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Quilting
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week

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