Community volunteers are crucial partners in the success of Hospice by the Bay's mission. Offering your time in any of our volunteer positions supports our compassionate work with patients and families. We hope you'll join us.
Learn more about Volunteering
*Note: The Volunteer Inquiry Form is not an application. Volunteer Services will send an application following a brief screening phone call. Completion of an application and interview are required for all volunteers. All Direct Care positions require completion of a comprehensive training and orientation. Complementary Care volunteers must already be licensed or certified in their field. Other volunteers attend an orientation and are given specific training to the job.
- Complete a telephone interview
- Submit an application
- Complete background and reference checks
- Enroll in training or are trained on the job
*If you have experienced a recent death of a close family member or significant other or are presently involved with a critically ill family member, consider waiting one year before choosing to volunteer in any of our Patient and Family Support positions. You may participate in non-clinical volunteer service (retail shops, events and special projects). Please discuss your specific situation with a Volunteer Coordinator.
To inquire about becoming a volunteer, click here: Volunteer Inquiry Form or phone the Volunteer Coordinator near you:
Marin County Volunteer Coordinator
San Francisco / San Mateo Volunteer Coordinator
Sonoma / Napa County Volunteer Coordinator
Hospice by the Bay is grateful for the generous amount of time and talent that volunteers contribute to the organization’s activities and in support of Hospice patients and caregivers. Each year, we celebrate all of our community volunteers at a gala reception where exceptional commitment is also recognized with Spirit Awards. All types of volunteers are acknowledged, and past Spirit Award categories have included: Retail Exuberance, Dependability, Creative Generosity, Willingness, Honor, Community, Generosity, and Teamwork.
To read a press release about our annual honorees, click on the appropriate year below: