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PeaceHealth Hospice Volunteer Training - 04/19/19

PeaceHealth Hospice and HomeCare is offering several opportunities for volunteers to obtain training to assist hospice patients and families, or children grieving the loss of a loved one. All volunteers will be required to attend two basic training sessions on Monday April 29 and Monday May 6 from 9am-5pm where topics will include hospice history and basics, policies and regulations, emergency situations, infection control, understanding grief, and more.

Volunteers who wish to help with the "Stepping Stones" children's grief support group may attend the training session Friday April 26 from 9am-3pm.

Volunteers who wish to help with PeaceHealth's "No One Dies Alone" program may attend the special session Friday May 10 from 9am-3pm. "No One Dies Alone" is a program to ensures that hospice patients without families will have a caring volunteer with them as they pass.

Volunteers who intend to help with patient care will be asked to attend the special training session on Monday May 13 from 9am-1pm.

All training sessions will be held at PeaceHealth Hospice and HomeCare at 5400 MacArthur Boulevard in Vancouver, WA. PeaceHealth asks for a volunteer commitment of four hours per week for at least one year. If a volunteer's work schedule does not permit attendance during daytime training sessions, they will be invited to attend an evening or weekend session.

For more information about these wonderful opportunities please call 360-696-5069 or email RSSW-HospiceVolunteerServices@peacehealth.org

About PeaceHealth Hospice: PeaceHealth Hospice gives people who are dying the opportunity to choose how they will live the rest of their lives. The hospice team, including the patient's physician, provides information, education, and fulfillment of each patient's choices, including those sometimes small but always special things that give each individual life its own unique luster. The hospice team may include registered nurses, medical social workers, registered dietitians, volunteers, and others whose expertise is available when needed for personal bathing care, spiritual support and guidance, rehabilitative therapies, and support services to meet even non-medical needs. www.peacehealth.org/southwest/hospice

PeaceHealth debuts online training program for hospice - 03/26/19

PeaceHealth Hospice is implementing a convenient new online training program for people who would like to volunteer but have been unable to attend our daytime trainings. 

“We wanted to offer another training option for people who want to volunteer, but have difficulty committing to our full-day training session,” said PeaceHealth Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Linde. “Our in-person sessions are not going away. This online training option is simply an enhancement to our volunteer training program.”

Hospice volunteers can serve in a variety of important roles, ranging from providing respite care, working on the No One Dies Alone team (NODA), or helping with office functions.

"We rely on our volunteers to make our hospice program work,” said Linde. “It’s a really rewarding opportunity for people who want to help others through a very difficult time.”

People interested in the PeaceHealth Hospice online training program must call 360-577-2615 to pre-register. The mandatory in-person meetings on April 9 and May 7 will be held from 6:30-8:30PM at PeaceHealth Hospice, located at 600 Broadway, Suite 187 in Longview, WA. The hospice team can also be reached via email at rssw-hospicevolunteerservices@peacehealth.org

Session details:
Tuesday April 9, 2019 from 6:30-8:30PM
Meet the staff, get online training credentials for four week online training

Tuesday May 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:30PM
Reunite for Q&A, complete all paperwork, schedule Health Assessment and badging appointments

Call PeaceHealth Hospice with questions or to pre-register at 360-577-2615.

About PeaceHealth Hospice:
The PeaceHealth Hospice team is dedicated to easing the fears, anxieties, and discomforts that occur during the advanced stages of illness. PeaceHealth Hospice gives people who are dying the opportunity to choose how they will live the rest of their lives. The hospice team, including the patient's physician, provides information, education, and fulfillment of each patient's choices, including those sometimes small but always special things that give each individual life its own unique luster. For more information visit https://www.peacehealth.org/StJohnHospice