Since the founding of Zen Caregiving Project in 1988, formerly known as Zen Hospice Project, our volunteer program has been the heart of the organization offering volunteer opportunities in palliative, hospice, and chronic care settings. We offer a variety of ways volunteers can become involved at Zen Caregiving Project, and we welcome you to consider how you can serve. 

Our volunteer program emphasizes a mindful, human-centered approach in which the spiritual and emotional needs of those we care for are primary.


Become a Volunteer in the Tenderloin

Cadillac Hotel

Zen Caregiving Project (ZCP) is currently working to extend our volunteer program to populations in need beyond Laguna Honda Hospital. Starting July 1st, we will be accepting applications for people interested in serving as volunteers at the Cadillac Hotel, a supportive housing, non-profit Single Room Occupancy (SRO) in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

In keeping with our ethos that caregiving is best done within the framework of a supportive community, those accepted will be supported onsite at the Cadillac Hotel by fellow volunteer shiftmates, the ZCP volunteer manager, and hotel staff.

This new program is a unique and challenging opportunity to offer our model of compassionate care to a traditionally underserved population. Candidates for this program will be required to fill out our volunteer application form, meet for an interview, and undergo 25 hours of training.

What: Six consistent volunteers weekly
Where: In San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood at the Cadillac Hotel which is a nonprofit supportive housing organization
When: Every Friday, 10 am to 3 pm 
Commitment: We ask for a minimum one-year commitment to our volunteer program.


Other Volunteer Opportunities

At Zen Caregiving Project, we are committed to enhancing the experience of caregiving by teaching mindfulness and compassion. We always welcome the opportunity to find volunteers who strongly believe in our mission and want to become part of our family. 

LHH Volunteer Training Group

While we are not currently accepting applications to become a volunteer with us to serve at Laguna Honda Hospital, we do welcome you to consider other opportunities to serve by filling out this form

Additionally, if you’d like to be notified when our next volunteer training program will be for serving as a volunteer caregiver at Laguna Honda Hospital, we invite you to send us your information also using that same form, and we will add you to our list of potential volunteers to connect with in the future.


Our Volunteers

Zen Caregiving volunteers have been a cornerstone of our caregiving model for almost three decades. We are grateful for the generosity and deep commitment that all of our volunteers bring to their service.

Alison Hunter
Andrés López
Andrew DeCoriolis
Andy Wolfe
Audrey Meinertzerhagen
Beth Beaulieu
Beth Gorelick
Bethany Becker
Bob Andrews
Bob Stumpf
Bonnie Howe
Brian Rink
Carly Loveman
Crystal Gurr
Darren Cox
David Maxwell
Deborah Johnsen
Dharam Kaur Khalsa
Dhiraj Korwani
Dorothy Wismar
Elisabeth Garst
Ellah Ray
Gaylen Berse
Gina Alvino
Hadas Rin
Heidi Hartsough
Hephzibah Plotkin
Jan-Marie Bannon
Jane Squire
Jane Yen
Jim Morein
Joan Amonette
John Rubin
Judy Tang
Kathleen Harlow
Kelly McVicker
Kristin Bowers
Laurent de Bord
Linda Beenau
Linda Kaufman
Linda Martin
Linda Switzer
Lindsay Wheeler
Loretta Lowrey
Lori Saltzman
Margaret Schroder
Mary Ann Slane
Mary Scott
Mayoor Steinberg
Melissa Kay
Meredith Groves
M.V. Rao
Nannette Mickle
Naomi Stoll
Olive Loew
Patty Dugan
Paul Armstrong
Phil Garrity
Rhonda Rogers
San Ng
Skip Foppert
Shanaugh Dely
Stephanie Wei
Steve McKinney
Timo Navsky
Vanessa Callison-Burch
Wendy Botwin
Will Meecham
Will Rogers
Yanli Wang
Zoi Hall


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