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:

  1. Philosophy of hospice care
  2. Services offered by hospice
  3. Basic information about grief and loss
  4. Physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life
  5. Effective communication when speaking with patients and family members
  6. Care and comfort measures
  7. Disease and medical conditions
  8. Concepts of death and dying process
  9. Stress management
  10. Confidentiality and patient’s rights
  11. Infection control and safety management