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.
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.
New to Pilgrims Hospice is the Advanced Soul Doula Training ($20 registration fee). This 6 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 2014
Volunteer Application deadline: February 7th, 2014
Hospice Care Training:
Registration deadline: February 17th, 2014
March 1, 8, 15, & 22 (9am – 4pm)
Advanced Soul Doula Training: