Volunteers serve as members of the hospice team and are instrumental in providing comfort for those served. They are an essential part of every hospice program and share a strong belief in kindness and compassion. Volunteers may provider support in the follow way.
Companionship – A volunteer may do activities such as reading, lisening to music, playing games, watching tv or a movie, share worries and concerns, or just sit quietly.
Practical Services – A volunteer may assist with grooming, grocery shopping, doing the laundry, pick up supplies or even medication. Our volunteers will gladly assist with light chores allowing family members to spend more time with their loved ones.
Caregiver Relief – The volunteer may stay with patients in order to give caregivers a break in order to run errands, help with family or even spend time with other family members
Spiritual Support – If asked, a volunteer may pray with the family or patient, read religious books and also encourage patients to communicate his/her faith, fears, or feelings about end of life.
Volunteers are needed to assist with administrative duties, answering phones, mailing, and clerical support. Sometimes, volunteers with unique attributes are needed, fluency in another language, a veteran willing to work with other vets, a fund raiser willing to raise support for hospice, or someone who wants to talk about hospice at health fairs or speaking engagements. Whether you volunteer to see patients or work out of the office, it is important in the lives of our patients and their families.
4600 Northgate Blvd. Suite 130 A&B
Sacramento, CA 95834