Typical Volunteer Services

Listening to patient’s concerns. Being a comforting and supportive presence. Engaging in the patient’s hobbies, playing a board game or discussing current events. Sharing a special talent or skills. Providing time for the caregiver to take care of her/himself. Office and clerical support. Community education. Special events. Fundraising activities.

Volunteer Training and Ongoing Education

Being a hospice volunteer is not just an intense experience, but it is also an intensely rewarding experience. Hospice volunteers receive training and ongoing education opportunities to ensure they feel comfortable with their tasks. Hospice education includes: Philosophy of hospice care Services offered by hospice Basic information about grief and loss Physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life Effective communication when speaking with patients and family members Care and comfort measures Disease and medical conditions Concepts of death and dying process Stress management Confidentiality and patient’s rights Infection… Continue reading…

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