Volunteer Programs

Upcoming Patient Care Volunteer Training: MAY 22 AND 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. IN CARLSBAD

Elizabeth Hospice volunteers profoundly affect the quality of our patients’ and their families' lives. By becoming a volunteer of The Elizabeth Hospice you can play a remarkable and enriching role in the lives of our patients and families. We currently serve communities within San Diego and Inland Empire. Volunteering will be in your own community. We offer comprehensive training taught by experts in the medical industry.

Support our nonprofit mission as an Elizabeth Hospice Volunteer. Sign up for our upcoming Patient Care Volunteer training by contacting the Volunteer Department at volunteer@ehospice.org. or call 800.797.2050.

Spanish-speaking volunteers, Veterans, Office/Clerical support volunteers, and Community Outreach volunteers are especially needed. Click here for our flyer and view a list of all our volunteer opportunities.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Department at (800) 797-2050 or send email to volunteer@ehospice.org.

Counselor (volunteer MFTI/PCCI) Opportunities Available!

The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice offers a dynamic 18 month clinical experience that provides training to developing therapists who are interested in the field of grief, loss and life transition. Interested MFT Interns, Professional Counseling Interns, and Associate Social Workers who are able to volunteer in San Diego County and Southern Riverside County are encouraged to apply. Click here for the program flyer.

For more information, please contact the Center for Compassionate Care at 800-797-2050.

Start making a difference today 

For more information, or to enroll in the training, please contact our Volunteer Department at (800) 797-2050 or send email to volunteer@ehospice.org.

Why The Elizabeth Hospice?

The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 95,000 individuals in our community since 1978.

Become a Volunteer!

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 - The Elizabeth Hospice, 500 La Terraza Blvd., Ste. #130, Escondido, CA  92025

“I believe in keeping the heart and compassion at the forefront of all we do.”
Jan Jones, President and CEO

Community Ambassador Program

People touched by hospice are a wonderful resource for those who want to learn more about hospice as an end-of-life care option. The Elizabeth Hospice is mobilizing an informal person-to-person network with the goal of increasing awareness, approachability, and understanding of hospice.

The Elizabeth Hospice Community Ambassadors assist in spreading the word about this difficult, yet important, topic. Spreading the word about hospice care can be done individually or through groups and organizations such as your church or service club. Telling a friend about hospice, who may benefit from this service, is a wonderful way to let them know you care.

Community Ambassadors can support the organization’s outreach efforts through a variety of opportunities:

  • Hosting an information table at a Health/Community/Church Fair
  • Distributing information, brochures, volunteer flyers, etc. to local business, senior centers, libraries, and other areas of interest.
  • Participate in the Speakers Bureau, presenting “Hospice 101” as requested in the community.
  • Participate in public policy events, supporting hospice and palliative care initiatives and sharing information with elected officials in your area.

How to Get Started

Our Community Ambassadors will be provided with training and resources, as appropriate for the outreach initiative they participate in.

To become a part of the Community Ambassador Program or to find out more, please email The Elizabeth Hospice Community Relations Liaison at outreach@ehospice.org.