Become a Sutter Hospice Volunteer on the Peninsula
Sutter Care at Home - Hospice
Are you a compassionate human? Then join us for the opportunity to become a Sutter Hospice Volunteer on the Peninsula, from Daly City down to Palo Alto.
No prior experience is necessary. We will provide you with an enriching self-paced, online training and on-going volunteer support sessions with our wonderful community of volunteers! All you need is willingness to spend 1-2 hours a week, commit to (at least) a one year volunteer service, have a caring heart and a dedication to serving others. You will need to be able to drive to patient homes and facilities. Background checks and immunizations are required.
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.**
Our training starts soon. Hospice volunteers get so much more than they put in! 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.