What training is available for volunteers?
All direct care volunteers receive 24 hours of training focused on the Hospice philosphy and the responsibilities and duties of caring for patients and their families. Training covers the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of death and dying. Volunteer training helps individuals feel more comfotable in the Hospice office or in a patient's home.
Volunteer training sessions are typically conducted twice a year, in March and September. An individual self-study program is also available, contact Judy for information.
Hospice of the Rock River Valley Volunteers have opportunities for continued learning through in-service trainings held throughout the year. A quarterly newsletter is also sent to all volunteers to keep them up-to-date on end-of-life care issues, trainings and inservices, and HRRV activities.
For more volunteer information, contact Rachel at (815) 288-3673.
Hospice of the Rock River Valley, a United Way Agency, recently concluded its 2013 Spring Volunteer Training session. The training, for direct care volunteers, consisted of classes covering a wide range of information including patient-family dynamics, personal death awareness, grief, bereavement, spirituality and documentation. Two new volunteers graduated from the class and are ready to begin their work to help the patients and families of Hospice of the Rock River Valley. Completing the session were (l to r,) Jim Boos and Ashley Willey. We welcome our new volunteers to Hospice and look forward to working with them as we care for patients in the Sauk Valley.