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
Telephone: (518)942-6513
Email: mstrack@highpeakshospice.org

Southern Office- Serving all of Warren and parts of Washington Counties

Elaine Gibb, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone: (518)743-1672
Email: egibb@hphpc.org


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