Are You Multilingual? Become a Sutter Hospice Volunteer in San Mateo County

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ORGANIZATION: Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Are you a compassionate human? Then join us for the opportunity to become a Sutter Hospice Volunteer in San Mateo County! We serve individuals and families from S. San Francisco to Palo Alto. To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Care at Home the greatest gift one can offer is their time, caring nature and willingness to be present. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required. Volunteers are trained 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 massage/art/music therapy or Reiki and we are actively seeking multilingual speakers, like Spanish, Tagalog and Arab speaking volunteers.

We will provide you with an enriching, self-paced, online training program and on-going volunteer support sessions with our wonderful community of volunteers (optional)! All you need is willingness to spend 1-2 hours a week visiting a patient or two, commit to (at least) one year of volunteer service, have a caring heart and are dedicated to serving others.

Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, listening with compassion, playing music, reading a book, helping create a scrapbook, and as needed, offering support, providing relief for the family members and caregivers. Volunteers do not provide clinical or personal care, but can provide social visits to a patient, or give the caregiver a little break, or time to rest. Volunteers can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families. Volunteers can also assist with routine tasks and errands.

Our requirements: Volunteers receive 11 hours of online training and ongoing support. Volunteers work with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the multi-disciplinary hospice team. A monthly support meeting is provided (not required), a 12 month commitment is preferred and most volunteers do 1-2 hours of volunteer time per week.

Health clearance, vaccinations and a background check are provided through Sutter Health. All volunteers do a health screening, consent to a criminal background check, and submit a copy of current driver’s license and auto insurance. Sutter will provide health screening and any necessary tests or vaccinations. Volunteers work closely with Volunteer Program Coordinator and as members of the hospice team.

Hospice volunteers get so much more than they put in! Please apply ASAP. Feel free to call Jennifer Fisher 650-454-4372 or email Jennifer.Fisher@sutterhealth.org for an application.

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(37.55854,-122.3023)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week, plus a 1 year commitment.
  • We provide all required immunizations and a background check.

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