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Seeking Bilingual Volunteers to visit Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Sutter Care at Home - Hospice

Are you bi-lingual and looking for a rewarding experience? This might just be the opportunity for you.

To become a hospice volunteer at Hospice of the Valley 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.

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. For the safety of yourself and our patients you will be required to wear a mask and face shield. All personal protective gear and training will be provided by us.

Health clearance, vaccinations and a background check are provided through Sutter Health. Our volunteers are required to receive or show verification of an annual flu shot and Tuberculin skin test or blood test, provide immunization records or titers showing immunity to MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and Varicella, show proof of TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and COVID-19 vaccinations, complete a drug screen and 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. A minimum of 2 -4 hours of volunteering per week and a 1 year commitment is required. T

If you are interested in Volunteering at Hospice of the Valley San Jose, please email teri.brown@sutterhealth.org.

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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

4850 Union AvenueSan Jose, CA 95124

(37.24895,-121.93082)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week, plus a 1 year commitment.
  • We provide all required immunizations and a background check.

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