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 Nina 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 Nina at (815) 288-3673.