Volunteer With Sharp HospiceCare
Your gift of time can change a life.
When you volunteer with Sharp HospiceCare, you make a difference not only to our patients, but to their loved ones as well. Volunteers are essential to our hospice team, providing services that we otherwise could not offer. Just moments of your time can provide an enormous amount of relief to families in the midst of end-of-life care.
We have many ways you can help. Our volunteers provide nonmedical services for our patients in their homes, at skilled nursing facilities or in the hospital, including:
- 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
Share your healing skills.
Our volunteer program provides integrative therapies to support patients — and their primary caregivers — who reside in our hospice homes. The therapies we offer include Healing Touch, reiki, aromatherapy and comfort hand massage, which promote relaxation, restful sleep and enhance the quality of life.
If you have expertise in any of these areas, sharing your skills is a wonderful way to volunteer your time. Currently we are seeking Healing Touch (Level 1 required) and reiki II practitioners throughout San Diego County.
Special opportunities for teens.
We have an extraordinary teen volunteer program at Sharp HospiceCare that provides a very rewarding experience for our patients, their families and the teens themselves. The dedication and enthusiasm the teens show for the lives of our patients — and the comfort they bring to those they touch — has become a moving and remarkable aspect of Sharp HospiceCare.
Our teen volunteers receive the same level of training as our adult volunteers, and they provide support to our staff and patients at all of our hospice homes: LakeView Home, ParkView Home and BonitaView Home.
Become a volunteer today.
We are always thrilled to add new members to our volunteer family. Whatever way you choose to help, the outcome is the same — people's lives will be enriched from your support.
Before you begin, you will receive extensive hospice training to learn about our program and gain confidence in your ability to help. To start the process, download our volunteer application (PDF) and mail to the address below or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be addressed to Sharp HospiceCare, ATTN: Volunteer Department.
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