Serving from the Heart

As a hospice volunteer, you will be an important part of our experienced, caring team. Whether you choose to have direct contact with our patients, create special keepsakes for families who are grieving or serve as a community ambassador for The Elizabeth Hospice, you’ll be making a real difference in someone’s life.

Weekly commitments will vary but we ask that you serve as a volunteer for a minimum of one year. Before you begin, you will receive comprehensive training about our organization and your responsibilities.

We are seeking hospice volunteers in San Diego and Riverside counties for a variety of opportunities.


Patient Companion

Patient care volunteers provide companionship and emotional support to a hospice family by visiting, listening, reading a book or simply holding a hand. Learn more about becoming a patient care volunteer

Pet Therapy Services

Volunteers make it possible for patients to stay connected to pets who provide companionship and unconditional love. Learn more about becoming a pet therapy volunteer

Complementary Therapies

Through Reiki, massage therapy, aromatherapy, music support and hair styling, you can bring a sense of peace and relaxation to others. Learn more about becoming a therapy volunteer

Veteran Volunteer Support

This program pairs volunteers who are veterans with hospice patients who also served in the United States Armed Forces for emotional healing. Learn more about becoming a veteran volunteer

Sewing Projects

Using your sewing skills, you will transform a favorite shirt, blouse or pajamas into a stuffed bear or pillow that serves as a cuddly reminder of someone special. Learn more about becoming a sewing volunteer

Grief Support for Children

As a grief support group facilitator, you will provide children with a safe space to share their grief story and connect with others. Learn more about becoming a child grief volunteer.

Clinical Counseling Internship

Our clinical training program is open to developing psychotherapists interested in the field of grief, loss and transition. Learn more about becoming a clinical counseling intern.

Administrative Support and Community Outreach

Your office expertise and community connections will help maximize our organization’s ability to serve families in need of care and support. Learn more about becoming a community outreach volunteer

Hospice volunteers make our mission of enhancing the quality of life for those nearing the end of life’s journey a reality.