“Always caring, always sharing.” This is the mission of Hospice By The Sea’s volunteers. Our opportunities to work as part of the Interdisciplinary Team are individualized to maximize the sharing of talents of the volunteer matched with the patient. Volunteer Trainings are comprehensive and include all aspects of the end of life journey. After completion of training, the volunteer can request any number of assignments in assuring a rewarding and complementary experience. The training requirements vary based on your chosen role. If you choose to support patients and caregivers, you are required to complete our comprehensive training.
Our volunteers frequently report about the satisfaction they receive by giving to our patients. They feel they get more than they give. Your time makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients, families and staff. You become part of the Hospice By The Sea family. Your valuable input regarding the patient provides valuable insight into planning the care for patients to meet their individual needs.
Patient Care and Companionship – spending quality time with patients, helping with simple tasks, reading, listening to music or exploring and documenting life time memories as a gift for the family, running errands or participating in our Pet Support Program.
Office Assistance – assisting with a variety of administrative duties in the Solana Beach office.
Complementary Therapies – licensed practitioners provide reiki, massage, healing touch, and other modalities as desired by patients and families.
Respite for caregiver relief.
Monday Flower Deliveries – providing that ray of sunshine delivering flower bouquets to the patients each Monday.
Translator – provide translation between the Interdisciplinary Team and the patient who is non-English speaking.
Sewing and Craft Projects – we utilize those with very basic sewing skills to make bears and pillows from favorite clothing of the loved one and for making prayer squares.
To inquire about volunteer training schedules and obtain more information on volunteer opportunities call (858) 794-0195 or 1-800-451-6016.
Download Volunteer Application here