Here are some of the ways volunteers support our work:
Volunteer Visitors learn to provide companionship and emotional support to patients and families. Like a friendly neighbor, Volunteer Visitors help take care of practical tasks or simply extend a hand to hold. Volunteers may run errands, help prepare a meal, read to a patient, offer light massage or just share some quiet time. Their presence can make it possible for a caregiver to take a needed break for a few hours. Our fall training is underway. Please contact Forbes Ellis, Director of Volunteer Services at (831) 430-3045 for information about our spring training.
- Veterans Supporting Volunteers
- Download Volunteer Visitor Training dates and details
- Learn more about Volunteer Visitors
- Download an Application
Grief Support Volunteers
Grief Support Volunteers are understanding listeners. They know that grief is a normal process that follows the death of a loved one. And, they know that each person’s experience of grief is unique. They offer guidance through individual peer support. They also lead weekly grief groups. These volunteers serve both Hospice families and the larger community.
Staff Support Volunteers
Staff Support Volunteers fill an important role in making sure Hospice runs smoothly and efficiently. They help with office tasks, assist with events, and deliver needed supplies to patients and families.
Speakers Bureau Volunteers
Speakers Bureau Volunteers are trained to speak with local groups about hospice care and grief support services. They represent Hospice in the community and help answer questions about hospice care, grief support, and advance healthcare planning.
Friends of Hospice Volunteers
Friends of Hospice Volunteers put their hearts and hands into presenting exciting fundraising events like Oktoberfest and Fairways for Kids Golf Tournament.