Sutter Hospice Volunteer Training
Sutter Care at Home - Hospice
Are you a compassionate human being? Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Would you like to join a community of dedicated, supportive volunteers? Then join us and become a Hospice Volunteer on the Peninsula, anywhere from Daly City down to Palo Alto. You can be a friendly visitor to someone on hospice service, provide a caregiver or a patient's loved one with respite so they run an errand, or you can be an office volunteer and help out at the Sutter Hospice Office. We are always looking for certified specialists, like massage therapists, Reiki or those that do music or animal therapy. Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, listening with compassion, playing music, reading a book, and as needed, offering support, providing relief for the family members and caregivers. Volunteers do not provide clinical or personal care. ** Due to the pandemic, volunteers are only running errands, like grocery shopping, calling or sending cards to hospice patients and their caregivers, giving support and helping to combat social isolation.**
You do not need prior experience, and we will provide you with an enriching training: a combination of self-paced online training and one, in-person orientation. We also provide an optional, monthly volunteer support meeting with our wonderful community of volunteers. All you need is a willingness to commit your time (about 1- 2 hours per week)and dedication to serving and helping others. You will need access to transportation to get to patient's homes and assisted living facilities. Background checks are required, and some immunizations can be provided by us.
Our training is on-going. Please apply ASAP.
About Sutter Care at Home - Hospice
1700 South Amphlett, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402, US
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.
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.