Butte Hospice is seeking volunteers to help us in our mission to support local families at a time when they need help the most. Hospice volunteers provide breaks for families, provide companionship, and even help with light household chores. Hospice volunteers are an important part of our team. Volunteers are also needed in our Chico office, for those who may not want to work directly with families and patients.

Volunteers can gain:

  • A meaningful experience
  • Valuable relationships
  • Interpersonal & intercultural interaction skills
  • A cross-cultural experience
  • Sensitivity skills
  • Exposure to different career options
  • Clerical skills

Volunteers provide:

  • Companionship
  • Caregiver relief
  • A warm smile
  • A tender touch
  • A listening ear
  • Friendship
  • OR Assistance with administrative support

The majority of our hospice patients reside in Chico, Oroville, and surrounding areas, but volunteers are needed in all areas of Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties.

Volunteering for hospice isn't as easy as walking in and helping, as it is for many non-profit organizations. We owe it to our hospice patients and families that our volunteers are properly trained, and that a criminal background check has been performed. The process is well worth the initial time investment.


Emotional maturity, sensitivity, listening skills, willingness to do whatever is needed, successful incorporation of losses in own life, and ability to accept people as they are.

Time Commitment:

One year, approximately 4 hours per week with patients and families. Quarterly meetings are scheduled for all volunteers for the purpose of discussing patient care issues, in-service training, and volunteer recognition. Contact Janelle Duran, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (530) 895-0462.