Become A Local Hospice Care Volunteer
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 hospice 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
Camp Erin© Volunteers assist at our annual weekend long grief support camp in October by supporting children and teenagers who have experienced the death of someone special. Learn More
Friends of Hospice is an auxiliary volunteer group who work throughout the year to contribute to our mission. The Friends of Hospice present exciting events that raise funds for Hospice of Santa Cruz County including the Fairways for Kids Golf Tournament and An Evening with Friends. Learn More