Volunteer Opportunities

You can make a difference

There are many ways to make a difference in the life of our hospice patients.  Give a hug, fix a meal, drive a car, listen to stories of days gone by, or just hold a hand.

Volunteer opportunities at Wilshire Hospice are many and varied.  You can choose to: work in the office or directly with patients and their families; a few hours a week, a couple hours a month, or a one time event. And training is easy and free. No medical background is necessary.


Wilshire Hospice is looking for caring individuals to be Hospice In-Home Volunteers. Volunteers usually get started with a meaningful twenty-hour volunteer training usually held in San Luis Obispo, but volunteers are needed in all areas of San Luis Obispo County and especially in North Santa Barbara County. Upcoming dates TBA. Spanish-speaking volunteers are also needed. Hospice In-Home Volunteers provide support and companionship for Hospice patients and their families.  This training affords you with an opportunity for personal growth while equipping you with the skills you will need for a meaningful volunteer experience. Volunteers are also needed for office assistance, mailings and fundraising events - minimal training necessary.


Wilshire Hospice is a local not for profit Hospice that offers a comprehensive In-Home Hospice program to terminally ill individuals and their families: including visits from nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, therapeutic musicians, home health aides, dietitians, grief and bereavement counselors and volunteers.  The goal is to provide all the things that terminally ill patient’s and their families need most: freedom from pain, emotional and spiritual support and the ability to control the direction of their own care.


Interested in Volunteering? 

Just download the Volunteering Questionnaire . For more information about becoming a Wilshire Hospice Volunteer, please email your questionnaire to: swilley@wilshirehcs.org. To sign-up for training or for more information, please call Steve Willey, Volunteer Manager, (805) 782-8608 or (805) 782-8617 ext.113.



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