By the Bay Health Volunteer Services

Community members who become agency volunteer staff are essential partners in the success of By The Bay Health’s mission. Offering valuable time in any of our volunteer positions supports our compassionate work with patients and families. We hope you’ll join us.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Patient & Family Practical Support

Provide compassionate and practical support to patients and families

The soul of any hospice care team includes the volunteers who make visits to  patient/families upon request.  Volunteers bring value in essential ways that include:

  • Companionship to patient 
  • Provide relief care support to the caregiver 
  • Perform errands such as groceries
  • Participate in patient personal interests
  • Contribute to practical support in the home
  • Transportation for patient or caregiver
  • Life review with the patient

Patient Complementary Care

Provide specialized comfort care support to patients

Energy Work
A therapeutic modality to aide in the symptom management of a terminal illness. (Reiki, Acupressure, or Healing Touch). Requires highest certification level available. 

Animal Social Visits
Social and emotional support to patients through an animal social visit. Animal team must have previous certification from an accredited animal -training program.

Thrift Store Volunteer (Marin only)

Volunteer at one of Marin County's two thrift stores

Our Hodgepodge Thrift Stores located in San Rafael and Novato use volunteers to support their retail services. Become part of a fun team as a greeter, pricer, merchandiser, cashier or sorter. Make new friends and assist customers while benefiting support services for patient / families. Customer service or retail experience preferred. Open 6 days a week, many shifts available. 

Special Projects

Contribute in unique ways to special projects
Volunteers with specific talents contribute in unique ways such as creating personalized “comfort bears” for our children's bereavement program or donating homemade quilts through a community quilting guild for distribution to our adult hospice care patients.

Mission Statement

At By the Bay Health our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our patients while providing practical and emotional support to their families and caregivers.

Our legacy of caring for patients experiencing life-limiting illnesses or conditions is underscored by the unwavering compassion of our expert care teams. When you choose By the Bay Health, you can trust that you and your family will be met with a team of health professionals who are committed to providing you with the best care possible while making you feel comfortable, safe, and heard.