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
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.
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.
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.
Dharam Kaur Khalsa
Laurent de Bord
Mary Ann Slane