Compass Regional Hospice will hold a fall session of training for individuals interested in volunteering.
Compass Regional Hospice will hold a fall session of training for individuals interested in volunteering. The 16-hour training will be held Tuesday, October 20, Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Caroline Hospice Home, 613 S. 5th Avenue in Denton. Attending all three days of the training is required for volunteers who wish to work directly with hospice patients and their family members in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties.
“Volunteering for hospice is like being a good neighbor,” says Courtney Williams, manager of volunteer and professional services for Compass Regional Hospice. “It is all about helping others and being there when they need you. Direct patient care volunteers provide companionship and support to our patients and their loved ones.”
Compass Regional Hospice relies on more than 300 men and women who volunteer their time providing patient care and administrative support and helping with community events and fundraising. This group also includes the more than 100 volunteers who operate Estate Treasures, an upscale resale shop in Chester that raises significant funds for Compass Regional Hospice every year.
Topics for the fall volunteer training session include an overview of hospice; the process of dying; spiritual care and its place in hospice care; the stages of grief; effective communications techniques; family dynamics; stress management; and self-care for caregivers.