2017 VOLUNTEER TRAINING BEGINNING ON March 2nd 2017 . Contact Jean Bishop (805) 495-2145.
Patient-care volunteers offer social, emotional and practical support through conversation, companionship, outings, and other activities in the way a friend or neighbor would.
In preparation, volunteers receive specialized training over a 6 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 the dying and who do not have family or other loved ones involved and would otherwise die alone. This service is provided in partnership with Los Robles Hospital as part of the No One Dies Alone program (NODA).
- 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.