For over 40 years, Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (Hospice SLO County) has depended on the generosity and time of volunteers to provide our free services throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Volunteer opportunities at Hospice SLO County:


Be a part of our team! We offer our comprehensive 30-hour In-Home Volunteer Training throughout the year. This training explores personal attitudes about death and dying, the history of hospice, current medical and non-medical approaches to end of life care, communication skills, anticipatory grief and bereavement, and spiritual, practical and emotional support needs of clients and families including family dynamics.

In-Home Volunteers provide 3-4 hours of service per week. This training is also pre-requisite for other trainings offered by Hospice SLO County including End-of-Life Doula, Grief Companions and Community Response.

If you are interested in our 30-hour In-Home Volunteer Training, please contact:

Shannon McOuat, Volunteer Director
(805) 544-2266
[email protected]


Do you have a couple hours a week that you are looking to fill with rewarding experiences? Do you find serving our community gratifying? Office volunteers support our office staff, answer the phone, greet clients, enter data into our system, and more!

If you are interested in volunteering in our front office, please contact:

Office Manager
(805) 544-2266
[email protected]


We rely on volunteers to assist with our annual special events! As a nonprofit organization, we coordinate several major fundraisers during the year. Some of our special events include: Bingo Bonanza and Light Up A Life.

If you are interested in volunteering at our Special Events, please contact:

Susan Olson, Director of Development
(805) 544-2266
[email protected]