Volunteer

Volunteer

“I feel like I’m getting more than I’m giving. It doesn’t even feel like volunteering. I want to be there.”

When you volunteer with Wilshire, you are joining a family. A family of volunteers who provide essential services to families and community members who need them most.

Whether you are a great listener, a go-getter, or a natural confidante – we’ll find a volunteer positions for you that’s an opportunity to give the best version of yourself. Sound like a good fit? Let’s get started.

Friendly Visitor

Become a friend to a homebound or isolated older adult

Training: 2-hour training, held monthly

Hours: 1 hour per week

Community Mediator

Become a certified community mediator and help others navigate conflict

Training: 2-day Elements of Mediation Workshop, Six Advanced Mediation Seminars, held twice a year

Hours: Flexible

Hospice Support

Caring support and companionship for a hospice patient and his or her family

Training: 20-hour training, offered throughout the year

Hours: Flexible

Peer Counselor

Become a counselor to help senior peers navigate difficult life transitions

Training: 2-day Senior Peer Counseling Workshop, Six Advanced Seminars, and Clinical Oversight (Must be 55+)

Hours: 1 hour per week

Drivers/Tasks

Help an isolated and/or homebound older adult stay connected to the world

Training: 2-hour training, held monthly

Hours: 1 hour per week

Thrift Store Associate

Help support our thrift store team, whose sales support services for hospice families

Training: 2-hour training, held monthly

Hours: Flexible