Our 2018 Volunteer Training will begin on Tuesday February 6, 2018. Please go to Events/Event Schedule on this website and register today. Or call Heather or Judy at (805) 495-2145 for more information. Registration is Free of Charge
Patient-care volunteers offer social, emotional and practical support through conversation, companionship, outings, and other activities in the way a friend or neighbor would for individuals with life-limiting illness and their families.
In preparation, volunteers receive specialized training over a 8 week period, one afternoon per week. They commit to 2-3 hour weekly visits and may help with respite for the caregiver, writing letters or life stories, listening, reading, and running errands or assisting with minor home chores.
Vigil Volunteers are hospice trained volunteers who provide a reassuring presence at the bedside of people in their final hours of life, when loved ones are unable to be present, who would otherwise die alone. This service is provided in partnership with Los Robles Hospital as part of our NODA (No One Dies Alone) program .
Patient/Pet support volunteers– help our patients keep their beloved pet by their side during their illness by walking, feeding, grooming and otherwise caring for the pet, as our patients many times do not have the means to do so. (Hospice Training is not required to be a Patient/Pet Volunteer)
- An interest in the hospice concept
- Maturity,stability, and dependability
- Good listening skills and the ability to be comfortable with silences
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Understanding of and adherence to the principles of confidentiality.
Successful completion of 27 hour training process and periodic on-going training.
Approximately two to three hours a week.