Volunteers are an essential part of every hospice program.

Many have had an experience with hospice and want to give back, some have heard about hospice and support the hospice philosophy of care, and others simply want to help others. They share a strong belief in kindness and compassion and are all committed to comfort and quality for every individual at the end-of-life. It helps if you are able to listen, have a caring spirit and a good sense of humor.

You can make a difference

The responsibilities of hospice volunteers constantly change because the needs of every patient and every family are different. Volunteers provide companionship, play cards, read books, go on outings, prepare light meals, run errands, offer transportation to the store or an appointment, and provide respite so the primary caregiver has an opportunity to take a breath and reenergize. In addition, volunteers are needed to assist with administrative duties, answering phones, mailing, and clerical support. Sometimes, volunteers with unique attributes are needed, fluency in another language, a veteran willing to work with other vets, a fund raiser willing to raise support for hospice, or someone who wants to talk about hospice at health fairs or speaking engagements. All different, and all are important in the lives of our patients and their families.

Volunteer training is required and will be provided based on the assignment of the individual volunteer. Background checks are required for all direct service volunteers.

Call your local hospice program and volunteer or visit one of the many providers below for information on how to volunteer.

You can make a difference. 

 Northern California:

Hospice Name Hospice Address Volunteer Information
VITAS Healthcare - San Francisco 1388 Sutter St Suite 700 San Francisco California 94109 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
VITAS Healthcare-San Mateo 3190 Clearview Way STE 100 San Mateo California 94402 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
VITAS Healthcare-Fairfield 2480 Hilborn Rd STE 105 Fairfield California 94534 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
VITAS Healthcare-Walnut Creek 355 Lennon Lane STE 150 Walnut Creek California 94598 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
VITAS Healthcare-Milpitas 670 Mccarthy Blvd STE 220 Milpitas California 95035 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
VITAS Healthcare-Sacramento 2710 Gateway Oaks DR STE 100 South Sacramento California 95833 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
NorthBay Healthcare Hospice 4520 Business Center Drive Fairfield California 94534 https://www.northbay.org/foundation/volunteer/index.cfm
Hope Hospice 6377 Clark Ave Ste 100 Dublin California 94568 https://hopehospice.com/volunteering/
Pathways Home Health and Hospice 395 Oyster Point Blvd # 128 South San Francisco California 94080 https://pathwayshealth.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Alliance Home Health & Hospice LLC

6717 Mission Street STE D Daly City California 94014  http://www.alliancehomehealthandhospice.com/home-health-care-contact-us

Continuum Care Hospice, LLC East Bay (Pleasanton)

5994 W. Las Positas Blvd Suite 221 Pleasanton California 94588 http://continuumhospice.com/volunteer/


7677 Oakport St STE 500 Oakland California 94621


Continuum Care Hospice North Bay (Petaluma)

5401 Old Redwood Hwy, Ste. 110 Petaluma California 94954 http://continuumhospice.com/volunteer/

Continuum Care Hospice - Capitola

621 Capitola Avenue Capitola California 95010 http://continuumhospice.com/volunteer/


400 Race St Ste 101 San Jose California 95126 https://www.accentcare.com/volunteer/

Hospice of San Joaquin

3888 Pacific Ave Stockton California 95204 https://www.hospicesj.org/contribute/volunteer

Hinds Hospice

410 West Main ST Merced California 95340 https://www.hindshospice.org/patients-caregivers/volunteer/

Hospice Services of Lake County

1862 Parcellel Drive Lakeport California 95453 https://www.lakecountyhospice.org/volunteer/

Hospice of Humboldt

3327 Timber Fall CT Eureka California 95503 https://www.hospiceofhumboldt.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer-opportunities/

First Call Hospice

6929 Sunrise Blvd Suite 180 Citrus Heights California 95610 https://www.fchosp.com/volunteer.html

Sanctuary Hospice

6608 Mercy Court, Ste. A Fair Oaks California 95628 https://sanctuary-hospice.com/volunteers/

Green Valley Hospice

3009 Douglas Blvd Suite 160 Roseville California 95661 http://www.greenvhospice.com/contact-us/

UC Davis Hospice

3630 Business Center Drive STE G Sacramento California 95820  https://health.ucdavis.edu/homecare/hospice/volunteer.html

RX HealthCare Services

4640 Marconi Ave Sacramento California 95821  https://www.rxnursing.com/contact-us/

Interim HealthCare Hospice

2233 Watt Ave Suite 330 Sacramento California 95825 https://www.interimhealthcare.com/sacramentohospice/our-services/volunteers/

Mercy Hospice

Sacramento 9912 Business Park Drive, Suite 100 Sacramento California 95827  https://seriousillness.org/sacramento/resources/volunteers/


2295 Gateway oaks Drive STE 165 Sacramento California 95833 https://www.accentcare.com/volunteer/

Hospice of the Foothills

11270 Rough and Ready Hwy Grass Valley California 95945 https://www.hospiceofthefoothills.org/administrative-clerical-volunteer

Dignity Health Mercy Hospice

1544 Market Street Redding California 96001 https://www.dignityhealth.org/north-state/locations/mercy-redding/ways-to-give/volunteer-opportunities

Intermountain Hospice

43563 HIGHWAY 299 EAST Fall River Mills California 96028 https://www.mayershospice.com/getpage.php?name=Become_a_Volunteer&sub=Volunteer

Mercy Hospice Mt. Shasta

914 Pine Street Mount Shasta California 96067 https://www.dignityhealth.org/north-state/locations/mercy-mtshasta/ways-to-give/volunteer-opportunities

Honey Lake Hospice

P.O. Box 1166 Susanville California 96130 http://honeylakehospice.org/be-a-volunteer.html

Topkare Hospice Inc

1811 W Katella Ave STE 229 Anaheim California 92804-6658 https://www.topkare.com/volunteer-1

Anchor Health LLC

505 San Marin Drive Suite 100B Novato California 94945-1309 https://www.anchorhpc.com/contact

Central California:

Hospice Name Hospice Address Volunteer Information
American Care Hospice 5323 W Hillsdale Ave Visalia California 93291  https://americancarehospice.com/#contact
Hoffman Hospice 4325 Buena Vista Road Bakersfield California 93311  https://www.hoffmannhospice.org/hospice-volunteers/
Dignity Health Hospice 124 South College Drive Santa Maria California 93454  https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-coast/about-us/press-center/dignity-health-hospice-seeking-volunteers
VITAS Healthcare-Lancaster 44444 16th St W STE 205 Lancaster California 93534 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
Hinds Hospice 2490 West Shaw Ave Suite 101 Fresno California 93711  https://www.hindshospice.org/patients-caregivers/volunteer/
Hospice of the Central Coast 2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Ste. D-120 Ste D-120 Monterey California 93940  https://www.montagehealth.org/montage-health/volunteer/#.YKRBi7N7kdU

Southern California:

Hospice Name Hospice Address Volunteer Information
Evergreen Home Care & Hospice, Inc. 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 520B Los Angeles, California 90008  http://eghomehealth.com/contact.aspx
Compassus 3637 Motor Ave, STE 360 Los Angeles, California 90034 https://www.compassus.com/volunteers
In the Arms of Grace Hospice, Inc. 3111 Los Feliz Blvd. Suite 107 Los Angeles California 90039  (323) 928-2992
Saint John Hospice 1053 Colorado Blvd Ste F Los Angeles California 90041  
Tranquil Care Hospice 3250 Ocean Park Blvd Suite 355 Santa Monica California 90405  https://tranquilcarehospice.com/volunteers/
VITAS Healthcare |Torrance 990 W 190th Street STE 550 Torrance California 90502 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
Providence Trinitycare Hospice 5315 Torrance Blvd. Suite B1 Torrance California 90503  https://www.providence.org/locations/providence-trinitycare-hospice
Agape Hospice & Palliative Care 3711 Lomita BLVD STE 120 Torrance California 90505  https://agapehospicepc.org/contact-us/
Providence TrinityCare Hospice | Cerritos 17315 Studebaker Rd Suite 101 Cerritos California 90703  https://www.providence.org/locations/providence-trinitycare-hospice
American Veterans Hospice 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, California 90822  https://iris.custhelp.va.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1703
Antelope Valley Supportive Care & Hospice 6708 Foothill Bl Suite 200 Tujunga California 91042  https://avsupportivecare.com/
Hospice and Palliative Care of California 1575 N Lake Ave Suite #100 Pasadena California 91104  https://www.california-hospice.com/contact/
AccentCare 320 Arden Ave STE 100 Glendale California 91203 https://www.accentcare.com/volunteer/
South Valley Hospice Services Inc. 30851 Agoura Rd Ste 105 Agoura Hills California 91301  https://southvalleyhospice.com/volunteers
Bright Light Hospice Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park California 91304  
Gentle Touch Hospice 15600 DEVONSHIRE ST STE 207 GRANADA HILLS California 91344  http://gentletouchhospiceinc.com/contact.html
Supreme Hospice Inc. 28312 Constellation Road, Suite B Valencia California 91355  https://www.supremehospice.com/home-health-care-become-a-hospice-volunteer
Loving Home Hospice for Children 31200 Via Cdinas STE 101 West lake Village California 91362  https://www.lovehomehospice.org/employment-volunteering
VITAS Healthcare-Encino 16830 Ventura Blvd STE 315 Encino California 91436 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
Pleasantville Hospice 1005 North Screenland Dr Burbank California 91505 https://pleasantvillehospice.com/contact/
Living Waters Hospice 6030 Riverside Dr Suite F Chino California 91710  https://www.livingwatershospice.com/volunteer/
VITAS Healthcare-Covina 1343 N Grande Ave Ste. 100 Covina California 91724 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
AccentCare 8686 Haven St STE 300 Rancho Cucamonga California 91730 https://www.accentcare.com/volunteer/
St. Carmen Health Provider, Inc. 2060 E. Route 66 #204 Glendora California 91740 https://www.stcarmenhospiceandpalliativecare.com/
Starlight Hospice 4959 PALO VERDE ST 102B Montclair 91763  http://starlighthospice.page/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral#details
VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California 2151 E Convention Center Way STE 100 Ontario California 91764  https://vnasocal.org/volunteer/
Sharp Hospice Care 8881 Fletcher Parkway STE 336 La Mesa California 91942  https://www.sharp.com/volunteer/
Hospice of the North Coast 2525 Pio Pico Drive, Ste. 301 Carlsbad California 92008  https://hospicenorthcoast.org/about-us/volunteer/
The Elizabeth Hospice 500 la Terraza Blvd Suite 130 Escondido California 92025   https://elizabethhospice.org/about/volunteer-opportunities/
Glory Hospice 410 S. Melrose Drive, Ste. 222 Vista California 92081  
Mission Hospice 2385 Northside Drive, Suite 200 San Diego California 92108  https://homewithmission.com/services/hospice/volunteer-services/
The Elizabeth Hospice 8989 Rio San Diego STE 190 San Diego California 92108   https://elizabethhospice.org/about/volunteer-opportunities/
LightBridge Hospice 6155 Cornerstone Court East Suite 220 San Diego California 92121  https://lightbridgehospice.com/join-our-team/volunteer/
Absolute Hospice Inc. 4740 Murphy Canyon Road, Ste. 205 San Diego California 92123  https://absolutehomehealthusa.com/contact/
Interim HealthCare the Gift of Hospice 5625 Ruffin Road STE 110 San Diego California 92123  https://www.interimhealthcare.com/sacramentohospice/our-services/volunteers/
VITAS Healthcare-San Diego 9655 Granite Ridge Drive STE 300 San Diego California 92123 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
AccentCare 16745 West Bernardo Dr STE 240 San Diego California 92127 https://www.accentcare.com/volunteer/
Reliance Hospice Inc. 74130 Country Club Drive, Suite 103 Palm Desert California 92260  https://www.reliancehospice.net/volunteers
Hospice of Imperial Valley 137 S. 8th Street El Centro California 92243  https://ivhospice.org/pages/volunteer
Compassus Hospice 1461 E Cooley Dr STE 220 Colton California 92324 https://www.compassus.com/volunteers
AccentCare 12550 Hesperia RD STE 250 Victorville California 92395 https://www.accentcare.com/volunteer/
VITAS Healthcare-Riverside 7888 Mission Grove Parkway STE 200 Riverside California 92508 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
Hospice of the Valleys 25240 Hancock Ave., Ste. 120 Murrieta California 92562 https://hospiceofthevalleys.org/volunteer/
The Elizabeth Hospice 25240 Hancock Ave., Ste. 120 Murrieta California 92562  https://elizabethhospice.org/about/volunteer-opportunities/
VITAS Healthcare-Irvine 310 Commerce STE 200 Irvine California 92602 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
Silverado Hospice-Irvine 6400 Oak CYN STE 150 Irvine California 92618 https://www.silveradohospice.com/contact-us/
Salus Hospice 630 Rosevelt Irvine California 92620  https://www.salushomecare.com/volunteering/
Compassus-Orange County 2401 Katella Ave STE 440 Anaheim California 92806  https://www.compassus.com/locations/california/orange-county?tab=location_volunteer
AccentCare 750 The City Drive South STE 120 Orange California 92868 https://www.accentcare.com/volunteer/
VITAS Healthcare-Camarillo 400 W Ventura Blvd STE 145 Camarillo California 93010 https://www.vitas.com/volunteer/apply-to-be-a-hospice-volunteer
Perpetual Care Hospice Inc 1985 Yosemite Ave Suite 250 Simi Valley California 93063 http://www.perpetualcarehospice.com/hospice-care-contact-us