Volunteer With Sharp HospiceCare

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.

Hospice Volunteers
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:

  • Caregiver relief
  • Companionship for the patient
  • Light housekeeping
  • Participation in patient outings/errands
  • Administrative and clerical duties, such as special-event planning and community outreach

Volunteer Training
All volunteers receive extensive hospice training to feel confident in their ability to help. For those providing patient care, Sharp HospiceCare provides a 24-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.

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 support to our staff and patients at any of our hospice homes, which include LakeView, ParkView and BonitaView.

Integrative Therapy Volunteers
Sharp HospiceCare offers integrative therapies to support people with a life-limiting illness that have decided, with the support of their physician and family members, to forego further curative treatment in favor of comfort measures. The integrative therapies offered include aromatherapy, Reiki, Healing Touch, comfort massage for hands and feet and imagery for relaxation. Currently we are seeking Healing Touch volunteers for our hospice family caregivers throughout San Diego County.

Healing Touch volunteers must:

  • Completion of Healing Touch Level One or above
  • Commit to at least two hours per week for one year
  • Have a California driver's license
  • Have auto insurance
  • Two letters of recommendtion
  • Complete a volunteer application 
  • Complete a background check

Application can be mailed to Sharp HospiceCare, ATTN: Volunteer Department, 8881 Fletcher Parkway, Suite 336, La Mesa, CA 91942 or emailed to hospice.volunteers@sharp.com.

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.