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Hospice Volunteer Training in San Mateo

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Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Compassionate Heart and Hands

Are you interested in becoming a hospice volunteer? Our training is done online, through a self-paced program. No prior hospice experience is required. All we ask that you commit to volunteering with us for at least 1 year.

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. Some volunteers are visiting patients who reside in their own home, if they choose to do in-person visits. We provide PPE and safety training.**

We usually ask for 1-2 volunteer hours a week, and work with patients and families to accommodate visit times that 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.

A very comprehensive training, as well as ongoing support are provided to all volunteers to enhance the overall goal of meeting the emotional needs of hospice patients and their families.

We also welcome certified professionals who wish to provide reiki/ massage/art/music/animal therapy.

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About Sutter Care at Home - Hospice


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.


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
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


1700 S Amphlett Blvd.Suite 300San Mateo, CA 94402



  • Elder care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • usually 1-2 hours a week, with at least a 1 year commitment.
  • An annual TB test and some required immunizations will be provided.

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