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.
Hospice Care Training is offered twice each year, in March and September, and 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 Debbie Nessel, Volunteer Services Manager, for more information. 780 413 9801 ext 303.
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.
New to Pilgrims Hospice is the Advanced Soul Doula Training ($20 registration fee). This 8 hour training is offered to those who have successfully completed the standard Hospice Care Training, and is a requirement for those who have been accepted as a Compassionate Companions Volunteer. This training is NOT open for general interest registration.
TRAINING DATES SPRING 2013
Volunteer Application deadline: February 8th, 2013
Hospice Care Training:
Registration deadline: February 18th, 2013
March 2, 9, 16, & 23 (9am – 4pm)
Advanced Soul Doula Training:
Registration deadline: April 5th, 2013
April 13 (9am – 4pm)
WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN CLIENT CARE ROLES:
Open Opportunities Include support roles, such as, special events, reception, client drivers and admin support. We will not be conducting training again until 2014.