Hospice Volunteer Training

Date: 

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:30pm

Venue: 

Other Venue

Other Venue Details: 

Alberni Valley Hospice Society Office - 3088 3rd Avenue

Contact: 

Alberni Valley Hospice Society: 250-723-4478

Our Hospice Training Course is designed to prepare volunteers and professionals for the special privilege of companioning those at end of life. It provides insight into both the journey of our clients and the roles our staff and volunteers play in that journey.

The course usually consists of 12 sessions held twice weekly for 6 weeks.

Training covers a variety of hospice palliative care topics, including:

  • stages of life-limiting illnesses
  • transition to hospice palliative care
  • physiological and psychosocial pain
  • hopes and fears; spiritual tasks
  • the dying and bereavement process

Throughout the course there is an emphasis on communication skills and self care for the trainee. 

Accompanying the seriously ill and their families on this very personal and sacred journey through illness, death and bereavement is challenging and very rewarding. Volunteers find they grow personally and spiritually both in understanding and compassion.

For further information, contact theresa@albernihospice.ca or phone (250) 723-4478!