Become a hospice volunteer and change a life.
Interested in volunteering? Sharp HospiceCare has many volunteer opportunities available and is always looking for committed volunteers to join our team. Volunteering can be a truly rewarding experience that is deeply appreciated by our patients and families.
To learn how you can be a volunteer, please call the Sharp HospiceCare Volunteer Services Department at 619-667-1900 or send us an email.
Sharp HospiceCare volunteers are essential to the hospice team, providing services that hospice otherwise could not offer. Volunteers give their time and compassion to patients and families dealing with end-of-life care needs, providing support in the home, a skilled nursing facility or a hospital.
Volunteers provide nonmedical services such as:
Administrative and clerical duties, such as special-event planning and community outreach
Companionship for the patient
Emotional and spiritual support for patients and families
Family assistance for the caregivers
Organization and participation in patient outings
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Teen Volunteer Program
Teen volunteers have provided a rewarding experience for our patients, their families and the teens themselves. Their dedication and enthusiasm for the lives of patients, and the comfort they bring to those they touch, have become an important aspect of Sharp HospiceCare. All of our teens receive the same level of training that patient-care volunteers receive, and provide some of the following services:
Companionship in skilled-nursing facilities
Life review (including videotaping, audio taping, journaling and scrap booking)
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All volunteers receive extensive hospice training to feel confident in their ability to help. For those providing patient care, Sharp HospiceCare provides a 28-hour comprehensive training program. If an individual chooses nonpatient-care volunteer support, they will also receive special training. However you choose to volunteer, the outcome is the same: patients' lives will be fuller with your support.
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For More Information
Sharp HospiceCare offers a training session for prospective volunteers. To learn more, please call the Sharp HospiceCare Volunteer Services Department at 619-667-1900.
To find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about hospice care, read the Home Care and Hospice News archive.