Volunteer Training

To uphold high quality standards of care, Pilgrims Hospice Volunteers must complete the foundational 26 hour Hospice Care Training series to be placed in client care roles.

Effective spring 2014, Pilgrims Hospice will be offering the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer Training series.

CHPCA

Hospice Care Training is offered twice each year, in March and September, and accepted volunteer applicants are invited to register ($60 registration fee – includes all materials) after successfully completing an interview, reference checks, police record and child welfare checks. Our training modules cover topics that will aid in a positive volunteer experience: Hospice Orientation, Communication, Relationships of Care, Pain & Symptom Management, Physical Care, Grief & Loss, Spirituality, and Self Care.

We do accept general public registrants for special interest, if space permits, please contact us, for more information.

Individuals wishing to be involved in the support roles at hospice, such as: special events, kitchen/cook assistant, reception, & volunteer client driver, will need to attend a 3 hour Hospice Orientation.

Training Dates Spring 2014

Volunteer Application deadline: February 7th, 2014

Hospice Care Training:
Spring Registration: CLOSED
March 1, 8, 15, & 22 (9am – 4pm)

Training Dates Fall 2014

Volunteer Application deadline: October 1, 2014

Hospice Care Training:
Fall Registration deadline: October 10, 2014
Thursday, Oct 16, 6-9pm
Saturday, Oct 18, 9-4pm
Saturday, Oct 25, 9-4pm
Thursday, Oct 30, 6-9pm
Saturday, Nov 1, 9-4pm