National Volunteer Week 2021 Is Here!

Join us for a week of exciting and educational events showcasing the artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers, authors, fashion and beauty changemakers who are lighting up our screens and airwaves to shift our consciousness and conversations for good.

Celebrate with us as we highlight #ArtAsActivism!
Read More

San Francisco Reiki/Energy Work Support for Hospice Patients

Save to Favorites

By the Bay Health


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with By the Bay Health, but due to the current COVID pandemic, Volunteer trainings in 2020 were cancelled. We have been accepting applications continuously throughout the past year, but have not been conducting trainee interviews. We are hopeful to provide one training in fall 2021 when it is safe to conduct classroom sessions in-person, as well as online. We currently welcome new applications, but please be aware that we have a significant number of applicants on the wait-list since March 2020. Applications are processed in the order received, which means your application may not be considered for interview eligibility until 2022.

**Reiki Masters who speak fluent Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Tagalog are especially needed!**

Are you a good listener? Are you caring, helpful and adaptable? Do you love the diverse culture of San Francisco?

Bring peace and comfort into the lives of those with terminal illness. Come join our Complementary Care team of volunteers. Utilize your therapeutic skills to assist with symptom management and improve the quality of life for hospice patients. We are looking for certified practitioners to provide energy work sessions. Reiki Master required or certification in Healing Touch.

As a Complementary Care Volunteer for By the Bay Health, you’ll be making a significant difference for someone facing end-of-life challenges. Your meaningful contributions will support the Hospice Care Team by:

> Sharing your healing skills with those in need
Assisting in symptom management
> Improving quality of life
> Listening to life stories
> Playing their favorite music

In return you’ll learn all about hospice care and receive comprehensive training to prepare you for working with our patients and their families.

"I have been a hospice volunteer for By the Bay Health in San Francisco for three years. It has been a very rewarding and heartfelt experience and enriched my life greatly. All of the people that work for this organization are dedicated, caring people, which makes this organization such a valuable part of the Bay Area community."

We hope you’ll consider joining our caring team! We’re especially looking for bi-lingual and bi-cultural volunteers who know what it’s like to live in San Francisco and the Peninsula. Hospice by the Bay was founded by dedicated volunteers more than 40 years ago and they’re still at the heart of what we do.

To apply, visit or call (415) 626.5900 for more information.


> Team player
> Conscientious
> Dependable
> Flexible
> Bi-lingual English/Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Tagalog a plus!

Good match for

> Those with a passion for learning about end of life
> Former health care workers and those in-training
> Retired professionals

Requirements & Commitment

> Commitment of one year of continuous service, 2-4 hours a week
> Must be at least 18 and in good health
> 30 hours of online and classroom training
> Valid driver’s license
> Background check
> Annual TB skin test & flu vaccine
> Proof of immunity for MMRV

Our office is located in Civic Center, but opportunities are available anywhere within the counties of San Francisco and San Mateo.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with By the Bay Health, but due to the current COVID pandemic, our 2020 volunteer trainings have been cancelled until further notice. Presently, our current volunteers are not making in-person visits to patient/families, and it is uncertain as to when that will change. Meanwhile, we still invite you to inquire about volunteering or apply as a volunteer on our agency website, We will contact you directly.

13 More opportunities with By the Bay Health

About By the Bay Health


17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Suite 100, Larkspur, CA 94939, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the premiere provider of palliative and hospice services for patients and their caregivers needing care and support during the final stages of life. We are dedicated to promoting wellness at the end of life, as well as preventing and treating distressing symptoms or conditions that might otherwise threaten the quality of life for our patients and families. We compassionately provide quality services, sensitive to the values, interests, capabilities and needs of those we serve, in a cost-effective manner and in a variety of settings.


What makes By the Bay Health unique! It was founded by volunteers as a non-profit, end-of-life healthcare provider in 1975. It was created by the community to serve the community. As the second oldest hospice in the U.S., By The Bay Health has the depth of experience to understand the medical, practical, emotional and spiritual care patients and their families need during the end of life experience. From its grassroots foundation by community volunteers (then named Hospice of Marin), By The Bay Health remains at the vanguard of the hospice industry and a premier, regional provider of end-of-life care.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Anywhere in San Francisco CountySan Francisco, CA 94114



  • Mental Health
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum one year of continuous service, 2-4 hours per week while on assignment
  • Proof of immunity against MMRV, annual TB skin test, and flu vaccine. Experience providing Reiki or energy work to seniors, chronically ill, or terminally ill clients.

Report this opportunity