"I give my time for other volunteer service, but Hospice By The Bay is the crown jewel." ~ A Hospice By The Bay Volunteer
Support Hospice By The Bay as a Direct Care or Organization Support Volunteer! Review the following opportunities to see how you can help. Then, click here to inquire online: Volunteer Inquiry Form. Once you submit your contact information, we’ll get in touch. *We ask that people who have experienced a recent death of a close family member or significant other, or who are presently involved with a critically ill family member, consider waiting one year before choosing to volunteer in any of our direct care service positions.You can consider participation in our non-clinical volunteer service areas (specifically retail shops, events, and special projects). You are invited to discuss your specific situation with a Volunteer Coordinator.
Direct Care Volunteer Positions include Patient Care and Complementary Care These volunteers attend a comprehensive training to prepare to help patients and families at home or in nursing and residential facilities. For Direct Care volunteer requirements, click here.
Patient Care: Part of the Hospice care team, they visit patients' homes to offer companionship, relief time for caregivers, help with errands, transportation to appointments or grocery shopping.
Complementary Care: Certified or specially trained practitioners use their skills to nurture the physical and emotional well-being of a patient. Previous experience with chronic illness, cancer patients or the elderly is required. Must possess appropriate certification and previous training in:
therapeutic music activity
Organization Support Volunteers In a Variety of Positions Training for these positions is ongoing.
Administrative & Office Support - Provide general office skills and support, such as filing, clerical and computer input. (Larkspur office)
Receptionists - Greet and direct visitors at our reception areas. (Larkspur office)
Bookstore/Thrift Stores - Help staff our thrift stores San Rafael and Novato, or used book store in Corte Madera, by serving customers, decorating and organizing merchandise.
Event Volunteers - Help organize and/or staff fundraising and other events throughout the year.
Special Projects - Needed during various times of the year. Projects include our Marin gift wrap fundraiser each December, sewing stuffed animals for grieving children with our Comfort Bear Project, and help during the annual Camp Erin Oakland/Bay Area grief support camp.
Upcoming trainings for Direct Care Volunteers:
Applications due April 15, 2013, for Marin County training. Training sessions run May 10, 13, 15, 17 and 24..
To inquire about becoming a volunteer, click here: Volunteer Inquiry Form or phone the Volunteer Coordinator near you:
Marin County Volunteer Coordinator, (415) 927-2273
San Francisco/N. San Mateo Volunteer Coordinator, (415) 626-5900
Sonoma County Volunteer Coordinator, (707) 935-7504