BECOME A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER
Volunteers are an integral part of our hospice team, filling roles that range from direct contact with patients in their homes to providing administrative support in the office. Volunteers also participate in bereavement and patient recognition programs. Supporting patients and families at the end of life can be gratifying and emotionally meaningful.
When hospice became part of the Medicare benefit in 1982, written into the law was the requirement that community volunteers had to provide a minimum of 5 percent of total patient care hours. It is one of the things that makes hospice care special and unique in healthcare--a nod to the early history of hospice and the volunteers who ran them.
To volunteer, or learn more, email or call us at (415) 682-2111.