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By the Bay Health

Volunteer Engagement Services

“By the Bay Health is an incredible organization. Not just in how they care for patients, but also in how they run their volunteer organization. As a multi-year volunteer, I feel appreciated, cared for, well prepared and supported.”

New to Volunteering with us? Welcome!

By joining our volunteer family, you will support our compassionate mission and experience many ways to give that are both meaningful and enjoyable! Please read below to find a volunteer position that matches your interests.

Patient Care Volunteer

As a patient and family support volunteer, you bring comfort and a compassionate presence to a terminally ill patient and their caregivers, while visiting in the patient’s home setting or a care facility. Volunteer requests from our hospice care teams include providing companionship, relief time for caregivers, assistance with errands, transportation to appointments or offering vigil presence for dying patients.

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Complementary Care Volunteer

Certified complementary care volunteers, such as energy work and animal assisted activity, use their skills to nurture the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of patients. Previous experience providing service to individuals suffering from chronic illness, cancer, or geriatric dementia conditions can be beneficial.

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Organization Support Volunteer

You don’t need to volunteer directly with patient/families to make a big contribution towards our agency mission. Organization Support volunteers help us in other ways at By the Bay Health. 

  • Retail Store volunteers significantly impact the success of our two thrift stores
  • Sewing of personalized “comfort bears” supports grieving children in our Bereavement Counseling Program
  • Sewing quilts provides warmth and a personal touch for our patients on service.

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To speak with someone about volunteer opportunities, you may call the main numbers listed below in our services areas.

We accept applications from individuals living within these service areas. We believe being immediately accessible to your immediate community provides you the best volunteer experience

Following the submission of an application, you will receive:

  • Follow-up emails
  • Phone screening
  • Live or Zoom meeting interview
  • Training and Orientation (if you move on to becoming a volunteer)