Before you can begin working as a Pacific Coast Hospice volunteer, you’ll need to complete formal training. This training will include:
- A briefing on the Pacific Coast Hospice philosophy and mission
- A comprehensive overview of the services Pacific Coast Hospice provides
- Methods to effectively communicate with patients and caregivers
- A class on confidential patient health and information privacy
- Ways to assist patients and their families with loss and grief
- The best practices for providing support to patients and their loved ones
- A briefing on the emotional, mental, and spiritual issues that arise at the end of a patient’s life
- Maintaining appropriate boundaries between volunteers, patients, and families
During the training, you’ll be able to ask any questions you have about working as a hospice volunteer. Volunteer candidates must also successfully pass an in-person interview, criminal background check, and satisfactory driving history (if travel is necessary).
If you’re interested in being a volunteer at Pacific Coast Hospice contact us today. We’ll be happy to discuss current openings you might interested in taking on, and we’ll give you an overview of the training you will need.