Medical Escorts

Program Type: Homelessness and Housing Services

County: San Francisco


Catholic Charities provides permanent placement, on-site care, and case management to formerly homeless adults impacted by chronic illness. Friendly and caring Medical Escort volunteers are sought to accompany residents from one of our two programs, to important daytime medical appointments. Residents may be wheelchair bound or suffer from dementia and need assistance navigating the route and location of their appointment. Volunteer will provide door-through-door assistance and wait for the resident for the duration of the appointment, typically two hours, but will not be involved in the actual medical appointment itself. This role provides volunteers with a great opportunity to engage with clients one-on-one and work directly with Case Managers. Please note that public transportation is highly utilized and thorough formal training will be conducted.


• Willingness to work adults impacted by chronic illness
• Sensitive to the population served
• Friendly and Reliable
• Minimum age requirement: 21

To protect the privacy of Catholic Charities clients, volunteers are required to respect the confidentiality of their assignments within the Agency and any confidential information to which they may have access in their work as Catholic Charities volunteers.

Time Commitment: Volunteers will work closely with case managers and may choose appointments according to their availability.

Shift: Varies per residents’ appointments; Usually Monday through Fridays between 8:00am and 5:00 pm.

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