Volunteering as a Hospice Patient & Family Support Volunteer just a few hours a week can make an immeasurable difference to a patient and their family. Providing relief to caregivers, visiting with patients, running errands, are just a few of the ways volunteers can be of service. Volunteers do not provide hands on patient care.
All volunteers must complete a comprehensive training program and agree to a background check and TB testing.
The eight-week training program (one three-hour session each week), will prepare you for this important volunteer role. We’ll focus on learning new communication skills, exploring issues of grief and loss, sharing views of spirituality and understanding concepts of symptom management and end-of-life care.
You’ll meet our hospice team, medical director, hospice nurses, medical social workers, hospice chaplains, home health aides and other hospice volunteers. Our goal is to make you comfortable and confidents as you spend time with patients and their “families.”
The Hospice Training will begin Wednesday, January 31, 2018 for 8 consecutive weeks from 9:30 AM -12:30 PM at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association.
Complete Volunteer Interest Form or contact:
Phone: (805) 642-0239 x775