Our hospice volunteers are an equal and valued part of our interdisciplinary team, and as such must be vetted and prepared to participate in the delicate work we do. Our onboarding process is more extensive than most, but the reward and fulfillment our volunteers receive is also greater!

We encourage all prospective volunteers to complete an application. After your application is submitted, the volunteer coordinator will review your application and contact you to set up an interview.


Skirball Hospice volunteers complete a comprehensive training program covering the history, philosophy, and scope of hospice work. Members of our interdisciplinary team and experienced volunteers participate in the training to give applicants a comprehensive overview and what to expect. Ongoing support and training continue to be available to all volunteers throughout their service.