Our volunteers play a vital role in the lives of our patients and of those who love them. It is a role that will never be forgotten, by you or by each life you touch.
Our next volunteer training sessions will be May 21, 22, 23 at The Elks Lodge, 2430 S Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025.
There will be 3 consecutive sessions.
To become a volunteer you must attend all three sessions. Check back for dates and times or call (760) 737.2050.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
We are currently seeking caring people who are interested in a rewarding opportunity.
Our volunteers profoundly affect the quality of our patients’ lives. By volunteering with The Elizabeth Hospice you can help us play a remarkable and enriching role in the lives of our patients and families. Our volunteers serve in all areas of the North San Diego County; volunteering will be in your own community.
A New Role For You
Our volunteers profoundly affect the quality of our patients’ lives. By volunteering with The Elizabeth Hospice you can help us play a remarkable and enriching role in the lives of our patients. At The Elizabeth Hospice, we care for a unique group of individuals. Those who have come to a juncture in their lives no one should face alone. By volunteering you will have an impact on their lives perhaps more than you can even begin to imagine.
How to get started
Volunteering doesn’t take advanced medical training or a great commitment. It can be as simple as reading to a patient, or spending some quiet time with someone for a few hours a week. It’s these small deeds of kindness that can so profoundly impact the lives of our patients and those who love them.
There are many kinds of volunteers at The Elizabeth Hospice. Volunteers can be individuals, families, businesses, youth and school groups, civic organizations and churches. It can be anyone with compassion. It’s a role that can change the outcomes for those we help.
Our volunteers go through interview and screening processes to ensure the safety of our patients and their families.
Help us offer hope, control and options to those who need us.
Call us at (760) 737.2050 to see how you can help.
Start making a difference today, download our Volunteer Application and mail it to the following office or bring it with you to our next volunteer training session:
Attn: Volunteer Department
150 W. Crest St.
Escondido, CA 92025
If you are a teenager and want to make a difference, download our Teen Volunteer Application today and mail it to our office, see address above.
Veterans Caring for Veterans
The Elizabeth Hospice has created a Veterans Caring for Veterans volunteer program to recruit and train Veterans to assist other Veterans facing the challenges of serious illness.
Why is it Important to have volunteers targeted specifically for Veterans?
- Veterans share a common language; code of conduct and honor; a unique culture.
- There is the potential for a better match of patients and volunteers based on similar areas of interest and background.
- People who have common life experiences usually begin to trust each other.
America’s Veterans and their loved ones may have unique needs. These needs may be influenced by:
- Combat or non-combat experience
- Which war they served in
- If they were POWs
- If they had/have PTSD
- The branch of service and their rank
- Whether they were enlisted or drafted
- The age they were when they served
Trained volunteers can learn how to create a safe emotional environment for their comrades.
A unique curriculum for Veterans to be trained as hospice volunteers was developed which includes Hospice training, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Vet-To-Vet training. Veterans are encouraged to contact our Volunteer Department to learn more about how you can help your fellow veterans. Please call us today at (760) 737-2050.