The Best Days


Would you like to contribute your skills, energy, generosity, and caring to Collabria Care? Our programs rely on dedicated, compassionate volunteers to assist our staff with a wide variety of support services. We’ll train you to work in areas you find most rewarding.

Opportunities include:

  • Patient Care Volunteer – Provide care in patient’s home or place of residence. Could be friendly visits, respite for caregiver, transportation or errands.
  • Spiritual Presence Volunteer – Provide spiritual care in patient’s home or place of residence. May include prayer or reading.
  • Bereavement Volunteer – Provide bereavement support to survivor including listening, helping with arrangements or transportation. Provide support to Bereavement Program Coordinator for grief support groups/classes. Provide support by putting binders together, bringing flyers to various offices, mailings, keeping handouts up to date in the lobby, etc.
  • Lunch Driver Volunteer – Pick up lunch at Queen of the Valley, and drop off containers later
  • Education Events Volunteer – Assist with registration at events.
  • Front Desk Volunteer – Greet visitors, call staff to announce appointments, direct our visitors to group meetings, and assist with clerical projects, as needed.
  • Courier Volunteer – Pick up and deliver medications to patients, pick up and deliver medical records to Kaiser, Veterans Home and various physicians’ offices.
  • Clerical Volunteer – Work with various areas including copying, collating, phone calls, data entry and filing.

Like many, Gusta Ruygers became a volunteer after a personal experience with Collabria Care. “I attended a grief support group after my husband passed away. From that, death became a different thing to me – not as scary,” she says. “I wanted to share that with others.

 “When I retired ten years ago, I started volunteering with Collabria Hospice, providing respite to families and spending time with patients, talking, listening, just being there for them. Then I began volunteering with the Day Program. I now oversee quilting and “news & clues” groups, and at lunch, I go table to table, introducing new participants to others and helping start conversations. I want participants to feel as if they’ve gone out for lunch with friends.

 “Volunteering gives me a purpose beyond myself, and volunteering at Collabria Care is remarkable because we are an integral part of the care team. It allows us to develop those connections with participants that are so important for them—and for us.”


Call Anne House at 707.258.9080, or send her an email for more details.

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