Become a Hospice Volunteer in San Mateo County
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To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Care at Home the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your compassion, caring nature, and your willingness to listen.
Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, listening with compassion, playing music, reading a book, and as needed offering emotional and spiritual support, providing relief for the family members and caregivers. Volunteers cannot provide clinical or personal care.
We usually ask for 1-2 volunteer hours a week, and work with patients and families to accommodate a morning or day time for visits that would also work for our volunteers.
Volunteers visit hospice patients in homes and care facilities in San Mateo county, anywhere from Daly City to Palo Alto and along the Peninsula coast, based on volunteer location proximity and availability.
No prior hospice experience is required. A very comprehensive training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.
We also welcome certified professionals who wish to provide reiki/ massage/art/music/animal therapy.
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.
1700 S Amphlett Blvd.Suite 300San Mateo, CA 94402
- Elder care
- Massage Therapy
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- usually 1-2 hours a week
- An annual TB test and required immunizations will be provided