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ORGANIZATION: Sutter Care at Home - Hospice https://www.sutterhealth.org/scah

Compassionate Heart and Hands

Hospice of the Valley serves patient in Santa Clara County that reside in their home or a nursing facility. Many of our patients are dog lovers!!!

This position requires you to have your own dog that is certified by Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs International, Humane Society or others that do certifications. Dogs that are certified go through training and extensive testing and the agency certifying carries insurance on the dog.

To become a hospice volunteer at Hospice of the Valley the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your caring nature, and your willingness to listen. Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, reading a book or running a quick errand for our patients and their family member. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required.

Being a hospice volunteer is a great opportunity to practice compassion and discover your skills and learn new ones during the end-of-life care. Volunteers are trained to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.

While volunteer cannot provide clinical or personal care, s/he can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families.

For more information please email teri.brown@sutterhealth.org.

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About Sutter Care at Home - Hospice https://www.sutterhealth.org/scah

Location:

1025 Atlantice Ave, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 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

Multiple locations Saratoga, CA 95070

(37.26383,-122.023)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 4 hours a week for at least one year
  • Must pass background, drug test and submit to required heath screenings

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