Choose a volunteer opportunity that works for you
Every volunteer has a different motivation for why they serve. Hope volunteers are key members of our team, whether their role is helping patients, working in the office or assisting at a special event. Explore our volunteer opportunities below to find the right match for you.
“I was so glad I could give back to Hope Hospice by volunteering after they had done such a wonderful job helping my mother and our family during our time of need. And what truly amazed me was that giving back in this way also gave me something back as well.”
“As a volunteer, I am proud to represent Hope Hospice — it’s a jewel in our community that I think everyone should know about it.”
“I wasn’t comfortable visiting people in their homes, but working in the office and with the special events still made me feel like I was contributing.”
Our volunteer opportunities
Home Care Volunteer
Our home care volunteers provide much-needed support for family caregivers. Activities may include visiting with the patient or family member, reading to the patient, doing light household chores and sitting with the patient while the caregiver runs an errand or takes a nap. A commitment of one to two hours per week is required. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Living with Dementia Volunteer
Home care volunteers can get additional training to become part of Hope’s Living with Dementia program. This program helps families who are struggling with their loved one’s with dementia diagnosis. Trainings, which total more than 10 hours, are held twice per year.
Community Outreach Volunteers
Community outreach volunteers help increase Hope Hospice’s presence in the community by representing us at various community outreach meetings and events. They may visit physician offices and local residential care facilities to drop off materials and offer educational instruction programs from Hope Hospice staff.
Our office volunteers support our mission through filing, organizing materials, preparing mailings and helping with general office work. A commitment of one to two hours per week is requested; office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers can also be “on-call” for special projects. Office experience preferred. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Hope offers a unique service to record and produce a life history of our hospice 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.
Cosmetologists, massage therapists, Reiki, healing touch. If you have a specialty, we can put it to use for our patients. There is no required time commitment, though we prefer one to two hours a week.
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
Our grief support volunteers work closely with grief counselors and serve our patients in many ways. They offer grief support in person, over the phone or through in-home visitation. Volunteers also co-facilitate adult and child bereavement support groups, classes and workshops. They remain in contact with patients by telephone. Volunteers are trained to meet the emotional support needs of people grieving a loss. Trainings are offered throughout the year.
You can learn more about our volunteer program by visiting our FAQ page or calling the office at (925) 829-8770. When you’re ready to serve, fill out an application.