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Volunteers are the heart of hospice. The operation of any Hospice greatly depends on their work. Volunteers help care for patients and families and provide important support for administrative and fundraising activities.

For more information, contact Renee Davis at (209) 223-5500,

Thrift Store Volunteers
Usual time commitment: four hour shifts. Services include:
  Sorting, tagging and displaying merchandise.
  Working on the sales floor assisting customers.
  Repairing clothing, toys or other donations.
Family Support Volunteers
Usual time commitment: up to four hours per week.
Family support volunteers must attend a 32-hour training course. Services include:
  Relieving caregivers so they can do errands, keep appointments or just rest.
  Transporting patients to medical appointments.
  Providing companionship.
  Running errands and helping with light chores.

Grief Volunteers
Usual time commitment: two to four hours per week. Grief volunteers are required to attend a 32-hour training course. Services include:
  Assistance at grief support groups for families.
  Providing phone support to families.

Specially trained volunteers who respond to the needs of young people.
Griefbusters must attend a 20 hour in-depth training.


A great resource for our Volunteers is AIH - Advances in Hospice. Please Visit their website.