Our Volunteer Training Program is held twice a year and covers 20 hours of material. Topics include: the mission, philosophy, and history of hospice; regulations and compliance (including HIPPA), spirituality, bereavement, patient and caregiver points of view; boundaries, OSHA, pain management, safety, universal precautions; and aging and sensory deterioration. Guest speakers, role-playing, videos and readings are all tools used in the training to ensure that volunteers are well-prepared and oriented for all types of volunteer activities.
Periodically volunteers attend team meetings and workshops, and complete in-services on various related topics to keep them informed and up-to-date.
To find out about the next training in your area, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator in your area:
Northern Office- Serving all of Essex and parts of Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Washington Counties
Melanie Strack, Volunteer Coordinator
Southern Office- Serving all of Warren and parts of Washington Counties
Elaine Gibb, Volunteer Coordinator