• Volunteer Training Weekend

    Rebecca Topping | April 22, 2019

    Every year the Hospice Society of Camrose & District offers a training program that is open to the public. You are welcome to participate, whether you choose to become a volunteer or not; first seats are reserved for those intending to complete volunteer registration.

    The purpose of this training is to prepare you for service as a care volunteer:
    ▪ to individuals in their home with a chronic disease
    ▪ to those in long-term-care or hospitals who have a palliative diagnosis 
    ▪ to those who are actively dying 
    ▪ to those who are grieving.

    Those choosing to become registered volunteers will be interviewed, asked to supply references, and to provide a criminal record check. Training occurs via online modules, several evening classes through the year, and one full weekend.

    Topics Covered in Training:

    ▪ History of Hospice and the Modern Hospice Movement
    ▪ Role of the Volunteer
    ▪ Intro to Palliative/end-of-life Care; the Value of Silence
    ▪ Effective Communication
    ▪ Family Dynamics
    ▪ Emotional & Spiritual Support: A vision for Holistic Care
    ▪ Companioning the Bereaved
    ▪ Physical Care of the Dying and Comfort Care
    ▪ Grief & Bereavement
    ▪ Self Care: Grace and Compassion for Self and Others
    ▪ Policies and Ethics
    ▪ Nav-CARE (Navigation, Connecting, Accessing, Resourcing, Engaging)

    Upcoming Dates: April 26-28
    Location: Mirror Lake Centre, 5415-49 ave, lower level
    Cost: Free
    To register or for more information, call (587) 322-9269 or email hospicevols@hotmail.com. You can also register online here.

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