All volunteers will be required to attend two basic training sessions on Mon. April 29 and Mon. May 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
VANCOUVER — PeaceHealth Hospice and HomeCare is offering several opportunities for volunteers to obtain training to assist hospice patients and families, or children grieving the loss of a loved one.
All volunteers will be required to attend two basic training sessions on Mon. April 29 and Mon. May 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. where topics will include hospice history and basics, policies and regulations, emergency situations, infection control, understanding grief, and more.
Volunteers who wish to help with the “Stepping Stones” children’s grief support group may attend the training session Fri. April 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Volunteers who wish to help with PeaceHealth’s “No One Dies Alone” program may attend the special session Fri. May 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “No One Dies Alone” is a program to ensures that hospice patients without families will have a caring volunteer with them as they pass.
Volunteers who intend to help with patient care will be asked to attend the special training session on Mon. May 13 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
All training sessions will be held at PeaceHealth Hospice and HomeCare at 5400 MacArthur Boulevard in Vancouver. PeaceHealth asks for a volunteer commitment of four hours per week for at least one year. If a volunteer’s work schedule does not permit attendance during daytime training sessions, they will be invited to attend an evening or weekend session.
For more information about these wonderful opportunities please call (360) 696-5069 or email RSSW-HospiceVolunteerServices@peacehealth.org
About PeaceHealth Hospice
PeaceHealth Hospice gives people who are dying the opportunity to choose how they will live the rest of their lives. The hospice team, including the patient’s physician, provides information, education, and fulfillment of each patient’s choices, including those sometimes small but always special things that give each individual life its own unique luster.
The hospice team may include registered nurses, medical social workers, registered dietitians, volunteers, and others whose expertise is available when needed for personal bathing care, spiritual support and guidance, rehabilitative therapies, and support services to meet even non-medical needs.
For more information, go to www.peacehealth.org/southwest/hospice