Hospice Volunteers Orientation and Training
Potential volunteers meet with our volunteer program staff members to discuss a match between their interests and current volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers attend a training orientation before they begin. The training gives an in-depth overview of agency programs, services, and philosophy; discusses volunteer opportunities; and highlights end-of-life care issues and concerns.
To keep information flowing and receive feedback from volunteers, support groups take place throughout the year. Continuing education sessions are offered on a regular basis.
A monthly newsletter, The Server, is sent to all active volunteers to enhance communication and keep them updated on agency events.
Check our events calendar to see upcoming training opportunities in your community.
- To visit with hospice patients/families, volunteers younger than 18 must complete the agency Volunteer Training Program, have written permission from parent/guardian, and be supervised during their volunteer service by a trained adult volunteer/parent. Volunteers younger than 18 may be utilized in areas without patient/family contact that would not require training and supervision. For non-patient related opportunities, including Hospice Clubs at area high schools, please contact a volunteer coordinator.
- Interested volunteers are asked to wait at least one year after the death of a significant loved one before becoming a patient care volunteer. For non-patient related opportunities, including office support and fundraising, please contact a volunteer coordinator.
- All interested volunteers will be required to attend an initial orientation, which may contain both online and in-person sessions.
For more information about how to become a hospice volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Volunteer Sign-Up Form below.