For Volunteers

Volunteer Training & Education

Volunteers play an important role at Center for Hospice Care. Most volunteers must complete a training program that includes:

  • Hospice and palliative care philosophy and concepts
  • Physiological and psychological aspects of serious illnesses
  • Family dynamics and coping
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Emergency procedures
  • Practical care-giving techniques
  • Grief and bereavement

The training focuses on the hospice philosophy, communication skills, spirituality, family dynamics, patient care, bereavement, and much more. Following training, volunteers will assist patients and families in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Fulton, Marshall, Starke, LaGrange, and LaPorte Counties with respite, transportation, laundry, errands and companionship in their homes, in Hospice House, the agency’s inpatient unit, or in nursing homes.

For a volunteer application click here. (pdf version)

If you are interested in volunteering, we have two upcoming training opportunities:
     March 2016
     April 2016

For questions, please email or call Kristiana Donahue at 574-286-1198.

For information or admission call
800-413-9083 24 hours/day
or 800-413-9083
outside of our service area

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