Hospice volunteers play a vital role with the teams serving hospice patients and their families. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton seeks new volunteers and will hold a new volunteer orientation on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Hospice volunteers come from all backgrounds and are all ages according to Maureen Swarts, Volunteer Services Manager. “Hospice volunteers provide a variety of support and services including serving as friendly visitors and companions, providing respite care, shopping, delivering medications and supplies, massage, beautician and barber services and gardening. Volunteers also serve as ambassadors sharing information about hospice care and in office support roles,” Swarts explains.
Volunteer training acquaints new volunteers with information on
- History and goals of end-of-life care
- Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton history
- Role of Volunteers and opportunities
- Confidentiality, infection control, and safety
- Effective listening
- Loss and grief
Swarts notes that “Volunteers give from their hearts and enable us to touch the lives of patients and families with enhanced compassion and care. They are essential to our mission of providing superior care and superior services.”
Additional information on registration and requirements is available here.