Volunteer training

We want to equip you to get the most out of your volunteer experience and to provide the best support for hospice patients and their families! To do that, all volunteers are required to complete our 14-hour training program. It also is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice and there is not cost to participate. In addition to explaining the history and philosophy of hospice, sessions will be held on the following topics:

  • Death and dying
  • Family dynamics
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Spirituality
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Volunteerism
  • Documentation
  • Stress management
  • Infection control, HIPAA, sexual abuse and safety

Completion of the training does not obligate anyone to become a volunteer.

If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer, please complete the volunteer application form below and send to Katrina Stevens, volunteer services manager, at kstevens@hospiceotp.org or Volunteer Department, Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV  25430.


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May 2021

New Volunteer Training

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 14, 2021

Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane
Kearneysville, WV 25430 United States
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Looking for a rewarding opportunity to give back and help others? Consider being a hospice volunteer! All are welcome but we are especially looking for volunteers who can offer professional services (for example, hair cuts, massage therapy, pet therapy, etc.) to hospice patients and their families. More information about all volunteer opportunities can be found at https://www.hospiceotp.org/volunteer/opportunities/ Registration for the training is required. Each new volunteer must complete a background check. For more information, call Katrina Stevens, Volunteer Services Manager, at 304.264.0406, ext. 1227…

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New Volunteer Training

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 14, 2021

Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane
Kearneysville, WV 25430 United States
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Looking for a rewarding opportunity to give back and help others? Consider being a hospice volunteer! All are welcome but we are especially looking for volunteers who can offer professional services (for example, hair cuts, massage therapy, pet therapy, etc.) to hospice patients and their families. More information about all volunteer opportunities can be found at https://www.hospiceotp.org/volunteer/opportunities/ Registration for the training is required. Each new volunteer must complete a background check. For more information, call Katrina Stevens, Volunteer Services Manager, at 304.264.0406, ext. 1227…

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September 2021

New Volunteer Training (at Romney office)

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hospice of the Panhandle Romney Office, 278 N. High St.
Romney, WV 26757 United States
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Looking for a rewarding opportunity to give back and help others? Consider being a hospice volunteer! We are especially looking volunteers who want to volunteer in Hampshire and Morgan County as: * volunteer hairdressers (must be licensed) * seamstresses who can make memory bears for patients' families and busy boards for Alzheimer's and dementia patients* companion volunteers to make friendly visits with patients and to sit with patients and give caregivers a break * veteran volunteers to provide veteran-to-veteran visits…

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All volunteer trainings, unless otherwise indicated, will be held at our main office located at 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville.

For more information about any of these volunteer training dates, please contact Katrina Stevens, volunteer services manager, at 304.264.0406 ext. 1227 or kstevens@hospiceotp.org.