For more information, please call the Hospice office at (805)495-2145.
Patient-care volunteers offer social, emotional and practical support through conversation, companionship, outings, and other activities in the way a friend or neighbor would.
In preparation, volunteers receive specialized training over an eight week period, one night per week. They commit to 2-3 hour weekly visits and may help with respite for the caregiver, writing letters or life stories, listening, reading, and running errands or assisting with minor home chores.
An interest in the hospice concept
Maturity,stability, and dependability
Good listening skills and the ability to be comfortable with silences
Ability to work as a team member.
Understanding of and adherence to the principles of confidentiality.
Successful completion of 27 hour training process and periodic on-going training.
Length of commitment:
Approximately two to three hours a week.
Vigiling Volunteers are hospice trained volunteers who provide a reassuring presence at the bedside of the dying and who do not have family or other loved ones involved and would otherwise die alone. This service is provided in partnership with Los Robles Hospital as part of the No One Dies Alone program (NODA).
Administrative Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice organization who donate their specialized professional, technical, and administrative expertise in various program areas. As examples, volunteers may lead a support group, assist with grant administration, provide professional photography services, speak to community groups about hospice, and provide administrative and office support.
Fundraising Volunteers serve on event committees and support our fundraising efforts, such as the Las Vegas Cool casino night and the annual Tree of Life celebration.
If you are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer, please call Jean Bishop at (805) 495-2145.