Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness, Older Adults & Aging
Families, Homeless, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual,Transgender), Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Sonoma County Patient Care Volunteer

**Thank you for your interest in volunteering with By the Bay Health.  Unfortunately,  the Volunteer trainings in 2020 were cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  We have been accepting applications continuously throughout the past year, but have not been conducting trainee interviews.  We are hopeful to provide one training in fall 2021 when it is safe to conduct classroom sessions in-person, as well as online.   We currently welcome new applications and invite you to apply to be a volunteer on our agency website below, but please be aware that we have a significant number of applicants on the wait-list since March 2020.  Applications are processed in the order received, which means your application may not be considered for interview eligibility until 2022.   


By the Bay Health is in search of individuals with a passion for caring for others. As a Sonoma County Patient Care Volunteer for By the Bay Health you’ll be making a significant difference for someone facing end-of-life challenges. Your meaningful contributions will help support the hospice care team by:

  • Relieving a patient caregiver
  • Providing companionship/support to patients
  • Life review with patients
  • Participating in personal interests with patients
  • Assisting patient/family with practical assistance in daily living

In addition to becoming a member of our transdisciplinary team, as a volunteer you will receive in depth training on how to prepare for working with patients and families. This training is beneficial for all, and would be beneficial for those seeking to pursue a career in the medical field.

By the Bay Health was founded by dedicated volunteers more than 40 years ago. We sincerely hope that you’ll consider joining our team!



  • Conscientious

  • Team Player

  • Dependable

  • Flexible

  • Bi-lingual a plus

Good Match for

  • Former health care workers

  • Those with a passion for learning about end-of-life

  • Students interested in the health care field

  • Retired professionals

  • Empty-nesters

Requirements and Commitment

  • One year, 2-4 hours per week

  • 30 hours of online and classroom training

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Background check

  • Annual TB skin test and flu vaccine

  • Proof of immunity for MMRV

Apply now at https://bythebayhealth.org/volunteers/volunteer-application/

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Volunteers needed through 12/6/2024

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