By joining our volunteer family, you will experience many ways to give that are both meaningful and enjoyable!
Our Hodgepodge Thrift Stores located in San Rafael and Novato need volunteers to support their retail services. Become part of a fun team as a greeter, pricer, merchandiser, cashier or sorter. Make new friends, assist customers, and support your community non-profit hospice. Customer service or retail experience preferred. Open 6 days a week, many shifts available. Retail proceeds benefit support services for patients and their families. To apply, click on Volunteer Application button located below.
Contribute administrative support skills such as filing, data input, packet assembly, assistance with mailings or other light office work.
Help organize and/or participate at our events throughout the year.
Sign up for specific assignments including sewing personalized “Comfort Bears” to support grieving children or making quilts for patients.
Applying as an Organizational Support Volunteer
Once we receive your application, Volunteer Engagement Services will conduct a brief screening phone call with you. Administrative and retail volunteers attend an orientation and are given specific on-the-job training.
A one-year commitment to service is requested.
Special Projects volunteers make Comfort Bears to support grieving children. The hand sewn bears also are provided to children in the By the Bay Kids Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care program.
I became a volunteer with Hospice by the Bay after I retired. My parents had hospice and I was impressed with the organization and philosophy of keeping patients comfortable in their last stage of life. My opinion of Hospice by the Bay only grew when I became trained and worked closely with the organization. Hospice by the Bay is very professional with a thorough training program that holds all of us to high standards. The program is very organized and accountable, making its customers the focal point. Above all else, HBTB is a warm, caring, and progressive; willing to include new initiatives in its services with comfort and care as the number one priority for its patients. ~ Hospice volunteer
Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer at By the Bay Camp
By the Bay Camp for Grieving Children & Teens, co-presented with Comfort Zone Camp, is our annual grief support weekend for children ages 7-17 that takes place each August in Sonoma County.
Visit our By the Bay Camp page for more information about Volunteer opportunities.
Holiday Gift Wrap
If you love to wrap gifts and interact with the public, volunteer for this fun way to celebrate the holiday season while participating in an important fundraiser benefiting our compassionate care programs.