Volunteer Opportunities • Older Adults • Memorials • Memory Books • Therapy Dogs • Reading • Pet Visits • Music
Silverado Memory Care Community offers several volunteer opportunities for Bay Area residents. Volunteers may choose to visit and socialize with patients, read aloud, or give a musical performance. Special volunteer programs include Pet Interaction and Memory Catchers. Pet interaction volunteers bring their dogs for visits with residents. Memory Catchers volunteers get to know a Silverado hospice patient, hear about their life and memories, and then create a memory book, photo board, or CD/DVD for the patient's loved ones. Volunteers interacting with patients are generally supervised by Silverado staff.
-Volunteers must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult.
-There is a minimum of 1 volunteer session per month for volunteers. A one-year commitment is strongly preferred.
-Only certified therapy dogs may interact with Silverado patients.
-Although bilingual staff are available, volunteers should have at least basic English proficiency.
- This service is free
How to Apply
Call 650-654-9700 to begin the intake process. Or complete initial Contact Form to start the process. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application. All volunteers interacting with patients must pass a background check. They will also be finger printed and must complete orientation and training, including a quarterly meeting.
A current TB skin test or chest X-ray is required. Skin test results are valid for 6 months: chest X-rays are valid for 1 year.