San Francisco Hospice Patient Support Volunteer

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Hospice by the Bay


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

As a San Francisco Patient and Family Support Volunteer for Hospice by the Bay, you’ll be making a significant difference for someone facing end-of-life challenges. Your meaningful contributions will support the Hospice Care Team by:

> Relieving a family caregiver
> Providing companionship to patients
> Listening to life stories
> Playing their favorite music
> Reading a book
> Writing letters and memories
> Assisting with a favorite activity
> Running an errand or doing small chores
> Accompanying a patient on an outing

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 HBTB 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. 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.


> Team player
> Conscientious
> Dependable
> Flexible
> Bi-lingual, especially Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese 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
> Empty-nesters

Requirements & Commitment

> Commitment of one year, 2-3 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

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Community Health & Medicine Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


180 Redwood Street, Suite #350San Francisco, CA 94102



  • Hospice Care
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Healthcare




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year, 2-3 hours per week
  • Annual TB skin test, Flu vaccine, Proof of immunity for MMRV

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