Are you interested in become a Hope Hospice volunteer? See the descriptions of various opportunities below to see what interests you the most.
Home Care Volunteer
The homecare volunteer provides much needed support for the family caring for their loved one. Activities may include visiting with the patient or family member, reading to the patient, doing light household chores, sitting with the patient while the caregiver runs an errand or takes a nap, and the like. A commitment of one to two hours/week is required and you must be at least 18 years old.
Community Outreach Volunteers (taking applications for current needs)
Community Outreach Volunteers help increase Hope Hospice’s presence in the community by representing the organization at various community outreach meetings and events; and by visiting physician offices and local residential care facilities to drop off materials and offer educational instruction programs from Hope Hospice staff. Click here for more information.
Volunteers are needed to work in the office filing, organizing materials, preparing mailings and helping with general office work. Volunteers can work a few hours weekly or be “on-call” for special projects. Office experience preferred. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Vigil volunteers offer a calm presence at the bedside of someone during their active dying process. Training is provided to learn to be a vigil volunteer. You must be at least 18 years old and commit to four-hour shifts.
Grief Support Volunteer (No current openings)
The grief support volunteer provides one-on-one support for the family or caregiver who has experienced a loss through home visits, phone calls and special mailings for up to 13 months, as needed. Training in the grief process is provided. A commitment of three to five hours/week is required and you must be at least 18 years old.
Grief Support Group Volunteer Leader (No current openings)
Hope Hospice offers grief support groups twice a month for anyone in the community who is going through grief. The groups are led by experienced grief support volunteers who typically have a background in a related counseling field (LCSW, MFT, MSW).
Children’s Grief Support Volunteer (No current openings)
Children’s Grief Support volunteers help prepare materials for the children’s groups which are held on site at Hope Hospice. Activities may include participating in group activities with the kids, monitoring children and providing support for the children. Good listening skills and the ability to be comfortable with those in emotional pain is needed. Grief support training is provided and required. In addition to the standard background check, a fingerprint background check is mandatory. Must be at least 18 years old.
Video Biographer (No current openings)
Hope Hospice offers a unique service to record and produce a life history of our patients. This includes recording an interview, collecting information and photos and then editing and producing a DVD or tape for the family to have as a keepsake. The volunteer must have their own equipment; digital camera, editing program, computer, and method of transportation.
Use the Form at right to request more information for your area of interest. We will contact you to set up a phone interview. Or, if you prefer, call us at (925) 829-8770 or 1 (800) HOSPICE and ask to speak with the Director of Volunteers.