Volunteer Services / Many Ways to Volunteer
By finding your way to this web page, you clearly have something to offer people and their families who are facing an incredible end-of-life journey right now. That is, a desire to help improve their lives. Thank you for caring enough to give the gift of you.
Snowline greatly depends on the work of volunteers to keep the organization running. There are many ways you can lend your talents to Snowline. Volunteer duties range from general office support to visiting patients, from delivering medication and supplies to working in our thrift stores or retail administrative offices. There’s something for everyone, no matter what your talents!
If you have a service or talent to offer, please complete the Volunteer Application today and mail it directly to Snowline at the address below.
100 Howe Ave, Suite 240 N
Sacramento, CA 95825
El Dorado County
6520 Pleasant Valley Road
Diamond Springs, CA 95619
Still have questions? Call (530) 621-7820, (916) 817.2338 or email Melissa Utermoehlen, Volunteer Coordinator, today and begin making a difference for hospice patients and their families tomorrow.
Patient and Family Support
Patient Care Volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team. They work in private homes and nursing homes by providing patients with companionship and a break to caregivers. These volunteers sit with patients, listen to their stories, read, play music or simply hold a hand. Their visits often give family members a much-needed break.
These helping hands do general computer work, filing and assist with mailings. Like to get more involved? Assigned-project volunteers support a particular administrative or clinical program by providing direct assistance and input in planning and carrying out projects.
When family members cannot get to the pharmacy, courier volunteers will pick up and deliver medications to them. This desperately needed service saves both patient families and the organization a great deal of time and money.
These volunteers keep in touch with those who are grieving by making scheduled telephone calls. They also assist with support groups and the Children’s Grief program.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a retail operation or have great office skills? Retail volunteers sort, price, tag, display merchandise, refurbish computers, and assist in one of our administrative offices. Interested? Please contact store management for volunteer opportunities at your local store!
This group of volunteers works together on large mailings several times a year. The time commitment is minimal; however, the cost savings to Snowline is immense!
Pet therapy Volunteers and their animal partners are specially trained to work with patients to help foster a positive experience while increasing socialization and stress-reduction. Pet therapy teams provide opportunities for mental stimulation and recall of pleasant memories that help improve patients’ outward focus.
Veterans Helping Veterans
Veterans are especially needed to assist with award ceremonies for our veteran patients and their families. They are also needed to volunteer and offer emotional, practical, and social support one-on-one with their fellow veterans, and are welcome to volunteer in any area of the agency.
We had visits from other Hospices at the skilled nursing home, but we decided on Snowline. I had no idea at the time how helpful you could be. The care Snowline provided was way beyond anything expected.
Now that Margie is in another place, I have a new life to organize, and will call to arrange grief counseling. I’m so sad, but Snowline has helped me through the most stressful part of my life.