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When you donate your time, skills and energy to Hope, you’re making a huge impact. Volunteering at Hope gives you a unique opportunity to positively affect the lives of patients.
Hope Hospice is a non-profit organization that has been serving the Tri-Valley and adjacent cities in the San Francisco East Bay Area since 1980. We provide compassionate nursing care and companionship to hospice patients, as well as support to their family care partners. Volunteers provide immeasurable support to Hope’s patients and families, and we will work with you to find an assignment near your home or work neighborhood. Supporting the work of Hope by helping in the office
Our organization was founded by a group of local nurses, doctors, and other concerned citizens who volunteered their time for years until we grew to the point where full-time paid staff became necessary. To this day, volunteers remain the heart of Hope.
Hope provides medical oversight and supportive care to patients with a terminal condition in their final stage of life. Our team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others who ensure our clients have every needed resource. We serve our patients wherever they call home; usually, it’s in a house or their apartment in an assisted living community. Some patients reside in a 24/7 skilled nursing facility, and our hospice services complement the care they receive from on-site nurses.
Even the simplest of gestures — reading to or talking with someone — has a meaningful impact. There are many ways for you to contribute your time and talents. Some examples:
Connect with our Volunteer Services team to learn more about these opportunities. We’re happy to talk through ways that you can put your talents and abilities to work by serving others in your community. The Hope Hospice staff and volunteers are a group of compassionate, dedicated individuals who have a single goal at heart: to ensure that each patient lives his or her final months, days, or hours to the fullest with dignity and surrounded by love.
Hope patient care volunteers help patients and their families in many different ways. Whether you’re interacting with patients, escorting a canine companion to visit patients, or helping in the office or special event, all you really need is compassion and a desire to serve. Our volunteers:
We request a commitment of one to two hours per week. We will work with you to find an assignment near your home or office neighborhoods. Since program readiness involves training and other onboarding tasks before being placed on service, we’ve found that our opportunities may not be best suited to college students who are only in town for summer break or other short-term stays. Other volunteer requirements include: