The first step to becoming a Volunteer Caregiver is to submit an application. Then, if considered eligible, applicants will be invited to participate in an informal interview. If accepted into the program, participants complete a 40+ hour intensive training, which is typically offered twice a year every spring and fall.
Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. It is not uncommon for us to have a waiting list to enroll in our trainings. Once a training is full all other applicants will be forwarded to the next scheduled training.
Open Enrollment for the Spring 2019 training is now closed.
Applicants will not be notified of the status of their application until two weeks after the end of the open enrollment period ends.
Requirements of Participation:
Potential Volunteer Caregivers must commit to the following:
The rigorous training for new Volunteer Caregivers focuses on the fundamentals of hospice and palliative care within a broader context of contemplation and awareness. The training supports volunteers to be present and open to what is happening in the moment, thus enabling them to better understand and respond to the needs of those facing end-of-life. The total training commitment is comprised of 43 hours of intensive training sessions, and five follow-up training sessions.
2019 Spring Training Dates
Ongoing Spring Training Sessions:
If you are not prepared to meet the requirements of both training and care giver service, please consider our Special Skills Volunteer program.