Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities:

Hospice volunteers often view their volunteer work as a gift. The inner knowledge and satisfaction that volunteers feel from knowing they’ve made a real difference in the life of a patient or family is what makes being a hospice volunteer so special. There are many ways to volunteer:

Volunteer Visitors 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. Learn More

Grief Support Volunteers are understanding listeners. They know that grief is a normal process and that each person’s experience of grief is unique. They offer guidance through individual peer support and weekly grief groups. Learn More

Staff Support Volunteers Staff Support Volunteers fill an important role in ensuring that Hospice runs smoothly and efficiently. They help with office tasks, assist with events, and deliver needed supplies to patients and families. Learn More

Event Support Volunteers are trained to represent Hospice in the community. They help answer questions about hospice care, grief support, and advance healthcare planning. Learn More

Camp Erin Volunteers assist at our weekend long grief support camp by supporting children and teenagers who have experienced the death of someone special. Learn More

Friends of Hospice present exciting events that raise funds for Hospice of Santa Cruz County including the annual Oktoberfest and the Fairways for Kids Golf Classic. Learn More