Volunteer Training

Hospice 101 is a 1.5 hour introductory class for organizational volunteers, hospice helpers and needlers and crafters. The class is also open to anyone who is interested in learning about hospice.

Direct Service Training is a 20 hour program for patient support and 11th hour volunteers, it is also open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice.

  • Explains the history and philosophy of Hospice
  • Includes the following sessions:
    • Death and Dying
    • Family Dynamics
    • Boundaries
    • Communication
    • Spirituality
    • Grief and Bereavement
    • Volunteerism
    • Documentation
    • Stress Management
    • Infection Control, HIPPA, Sexual Abuse, Safety

Hospice volunteer trainings are open to any interested person and are held several times throughout the year in various locations. Completion of the training does not obligate anyone to become a volunteer. There is no cost to participate, however, prior registration is required. Click here for upcoming volunteer training dates.


For information about hospice volunteer opportunities,
contact Tricia Lawrence, Volunteer Coordinator.
tlawrence@hospiceotp.org
304.264.0406, ext. 1224