Welcome to ABODE

ABODE provides a welcoming, peaceful home and unconditional loving care to our guests through the compassionate service of our community and volunteers.

Our Vision

Dying is a sacred time of life. Love, compassion, and a home matter to all who are dying; those whom we honor and from whom we learn. We serve the community as an educational resource in the art of contemplative living and dying.
Volunteer Application

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You are invited to become an ABODE Volunteer.

We welcome your walk on this journey with us in creating ABODE by becoming a Volunteer.

The ABODE Volunteer can help in many ways:

  • Contribute to ABODE through spiritual resources of prayer or meditation
  • Contribute to ABODE through the giving of financial or material resources
  • Spread the word about ABODE through sharing:
    • The mission of ABODE with friends, family and colleagues
    • By suggesting groups and organizations where the Board could speak
    • Leaves brochures and donation envelopes at your place of worship, community center, or work place
  • Offer expertise to facilitate volunteer training and workshops in the contemplative arts such as: contemplative prayer, meditation, Yoga, Reiki & healing touch modalities, aromatherapy, music therapy, visual journaling, labyrinth work, mandala painting, Tai chi cha and Tai chi.
  • Contribute to ABODE by shopping, cleaning, cooking, gardening...everything necessary to run a household smoothly.

Dying is a sacred time of life, and ABODE offers a unique place in the community for the dying, regardless of religious, social or financial backgrounds. For the most part, hospice agencies will recommend a person to be a guest at ABODE and will help provide for their professional care.

However, ABODE will need many volunteers who will help make a difference by doing everything necessary to make a household run smoothly...from grocery shopping to cleaning to cooking, to gardening. And, of course, you can volunteer to help care for our guests by simply being with them and helping them with their daily activities.


Be a Volunteer for ABODE!

If you are interested in investing your time and talents toward this honorable mission, download the application form, complete it, save it. You may either print it and mail to our post office box or you may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or call and speak to our Executive Director: 210-967-9891.

Volunteer Application Form

  1. Download the file by right clicking here. Save it to a location on your computer where you can find it again (suggested location: Desktop)
  2. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Save the form. Include your last name in the file name if possible.
  5. Print the form and mail it to:
    Martha Jo Atkins, E.D.
    P.O. Box is 47640
    San Antonio, TX 78265

    Or attach the form and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get In Touch

      •  8619 Post Oak Ln
        San Antonio, Texas 78217
      •  (210) 967-9891
      •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      •  P.O. Box 47640
        San Antonio, TX 78265