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Karuna – Compassion
Seminar 09/08
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Dana – Generosity
Seminar 10/13
Workshop 10/20
Sila – Virtue
Seminar 11/10
Workshop 11/17
Nekkhama – Renunciation
Seminar 12/04
Workshop 12/08
Panna – Wisdom
Seminar 01/12
Workshop 01/19
Virya – Energy
Seminar 02/02
Workshop 02/09
Khanta – Patience
Seminar 03/08
Workshop 03/15
Sacca – Truth
Seminar 04/09
Workshop 04/12
Aditthana – Resolve
Seminar 05/03
Workshop 05/10
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Seminar 05/31
Workshop 06/07
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Seminar 06/28
Workshop 07/12
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Service Work

Volunteering is one of the most important components of Sati Center’s Chaplaincy Training. It allows our students to put into practice what they learn in class and to bring to class their experiences in doing chaplaincy work.

It is important that students find and begin their 10-hour a month volunteer placement early in the program. Once they have been accepted to the program, students should begin researching volunteer options. Ideally, they would have started the volunteer work during the first month of our program. To help with placements, below are some of the options that exist, though they are mostly in the Bay Area. These institutions will usually have their own introductory training or orientation volunteers will need to do before starting to volunteer.

Students may volunteer in their areas of interest. This can include healthcare (i.e. hospitals, hospice), social services (i.e. homelessness, rehabilitation), law enforcement (i.e. police), prisons & jails, the military, and faith groups (i.e. sanghas). Generally, however, the best all-around training is found in hospital settings.

The list below was updated in July 2021. There may have been some changes to staffing in the meantime.

**This list will be irrelevant to most remote students of the program, but it may serve to inspire ideas about the kinds of volunteering that might be available.

Hospital Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy Services at O’Conner Hospital
2105 Forest Ave. San Jose, CA, 95128
Contact: (408) 947-2500 ext. 4430

Dominican Hospital
Chaplains Joann Godino and Dan Olivieri and Sr. Diane Santa Cruz, CA

El Camino Hospital
Burlingame, CA
Reverend Maryellen Garnier 650-988-7568

Kaiser Hospital San Rafael
Rev. David Martin

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center San Francisco
Spiritual Care Internship Program (a somewhat intensive program) Contact John Jeffery at 415.833.4336 or e-mail john.jeffery@kp.org.

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
Burlingame, CA
Contact: Irene Boczek

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 S Bascom AveSan Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Rev. Max Swanger, Spiritual Services Coordinator
Mobile: 408-592-2602
Hospital Phone: 408-885-6996
**Max is a Sati alumnus and has personally reached out to us this year about this opportunity for Sati students.

Sojourn Chaplaincy at S.F. General Hospital Ministry Intensive Training Program
Rev. Claire Bohman, MDiv
(415) 206-5245

Stanford University Hospital Spiritual Care Volunteer Program
Contact: Mahesh Bhavana, Head of Buddhist Volunteers
mahesh@satisfy.com – (650) 867-4605
**Stanford Hospital is currently very much in need of Buddhist Volunteer Chaplains and will fast-track any Sati students through the onboarding process.

Spiritual Care at Laguna Honda Hospital
375 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94116
Contact Rev. Bob Deal Spiritual Care Coordinator at (415) 759-3043 or bob.deel@sfdph.org

Sutter-Roseville Hospital
Sacramento, CA
Contact: Gerald Jones JonesG@sutterhealth.org 916-781-1147 http:// www.sutterroseville.org/pastoralcare/volunteering.html

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Barbara Zahner – barbara.zahner@hhs.sccgov.org

Spiritual Care Program at Kaiser Hospital Fremont
39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
Contact: Laura Boles at (510) 248-7095

Spiritual Care at Kaiser Hospital Hayward
Contact: Rev. Kelly Childress at (510) 784-6485 or Kelly.Childress@kp.org

Spiritual Care Program at Kaiser Hospital South San Francisco
Contact: Rev. Lana Sandahl (650) 742-3739 or lanasandahl@gmail.com

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa and Kaiser Permanente San Rafael
Chaplain Raymond Dougherty
Director, Spiritual Care Services

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Oakland & Richmond
Contact: Rev. Barbara Gallaway Lee at 510.752.6281 or e-mail barbara.galloway- lee@kp.org Kaiser Oakland: 280 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Kaiser Richmond: 901 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA 94801-3143
Jerome Adayemi, MDiv

Kaiser Permanente, San Jose
250 Hospital Parkway, San Jose, CA. 95119
Contact: Michelle Morgan, Volunteer Coordinator. ATTN: Spiritual Care Program (408) 972-6233 michelle.e,morgan@kp.org
Andrew Bear, MDiv.

Washington Hospital
www.whhs.com/ Fremont, CA
Rabbi D’vorah Rose


Heartland Hospice Services – Santa Clara
http://www.hcr-manorcare.com/ HeartlandHospice/SantaClara.aspx Santa Clara, CA 95050
Hector Romero: Phone: 408/450-7850

Legacy Hospice Service, Legacy Health
815 NE Davis St.
Portland 97232
Contact: Lori Cannon, Volunteer Coordinator, 503-220-1000

Pathways Hospice and Home Health – Sunnyvale, CA
Opportunity to serve as a spiritual care counselor for patients facing the end of life and for their families. Field Education students work closely with nurses, social workers, and home health aides as members of a caring team. Interns visit patients in their own homes as well as in care facility settings.
Contact Rev. Julie Cedrone, 415-567-3973, jcedrone@pathwayshealth.org. www.pathwayshealth.org

Santa Cruz Hospice
Email: spratt@hospicesantacruz.org Website: https://www.hospicesantacruz.org/
Contact Person: Stacey Pratt

Tara Home
Land of Medicine Buddha
Soquel, CA
Contact: Alicia Kennedy
(831) 588-5850

VA Palo Alto
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto CA 94304
Contact: 650-493-5000 Ext. 65532 (for Chaplaincy services)

Willamette Valley Hospice Salem, OR
Contact Person: Shelley Wagener
Email: shelley.wagener@wvh.org
Website: https://www.wvh.org/

Community Chaplaincy

Americorps (through Jannus)
Veteran support
Email: lunderwood@jannus.org
Website: https://www.jannus.org/program/legacy-corps/
Contact: Lisa Underwood (208) 947-4284

Healing Circles (remote)
Email: susanne.fest@healingcirclesglobal.org Website: https://healingcirclesglobal.org/
Contact: Susanne Fest

Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy
St. Vincent de Paul Administrative Offices
820 B St. San Rafael, CA 94901
Contact Rev. Paul Gaffney at (415) 302-0248 or chaplaincy@homeleschaplaincy.org

Mental Health Chaplaincy
(206) 631-1824
Email: info@mentalhealthchaplaincy.org
Website: www.mentalhealthchaplaincy.org
Contact Person: Kae Eaton, Lead Chaplain and Director

San Francisco Night Ministry (remote options available)
1031 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Contact: Trent Thornley
(415) 441-0123
**The Night Ministry has recently launched an Ambassadorship program which they have recommended as suitable for Sati students (Trent is a former graduate of our program)

San Francisco Zen Center
Outreach Intern: prison correspondence, meal preparation & distribution, group meditation/stress reduction to various community groups, field trips, memorial services, etc.
Contact Rev. Jeffrey Schneider at outreach@sfzc.org
(415) 354-0379

Zepf Center
Type of Work: Crisis Services
Phone: 419-841-7701
Website: https://www.zepfcenter.org/

Prison Chaplaincy

Boundless Freedom
Contact Ayla Benjamin
Most of their in-person volunteering is in California prisons.

Elmwood Correctional Facility (Santa Clara County jail)
Milpitas, CA
1-1 spiritual care visits as well as potentially offering meditation groups Contact: Kim Grose Moore at (415) 608-2977 or kimgrosemoore@gmail.com

GRIP Training Institute
Online Application Form: https://grip-traininginstitute.org/wp-content/ uploads/2020/09/ISO-and-GTI-Volunteer-Application.pdf
Website: https://grip-traininginstitute.org/

Insight Garden Program, San Quentin Prison
www.insightgardenprogram.org/ overview.html
Contact Lisa Benham: 408.221.5748 or Beth Waitkus: 510-704-8660

Prison Sangha Connection
Salinas Valley
volunteer contact person: Yosh Haggerty
yosh@transpacdigital.com (650) 573-7461

Santa Clara County jails
Rev. Dave Robinson

Santa Cruz jails
Heidi Renteria

Education Chaplaincy

University of Southern California
Email: vasoni@usc.edu
Website: www.usc.edu
Contact Person: Varun Soni, Dean of USC Office of Religious Life Phone: +1 213 740 6110

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