Compass Regional Hospice Hosts Fall Volunteer Training Sessions

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compass hospiceCompass Regional Hospice will offer two training options for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer. The first session will be broken up into three weeks on every Tuesday and Thursday. Starting Tuesday, September 13 through Thursday, September 29, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hope and Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive in Centreville. The second session will be held on October 18, 19 and 20 at the Caroline Hospice Home, 613 S 5th Ave in Denton from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Attending each day of one of these sessions is required for volunteers who wish to work directly with hospice patients and their family members in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties. 

“Volunteering for hospice is like being a good neighbor,” says Courtney Williams, manager of volunteer and professional services for Compass Regional Hospice. “It is all about helping others and being there when they need you. Direct patient care volunteers provide companionship and support to our patients and their loved ones.”

Compass Regional Hospice relies on more than 300 men and women who volunteer their time providing patient care and administrative support and helping with community events and fundraising. This group also includes the more than 100 volunteers who operate Estate Treasures, an upscale resale shop in Chester that raises significant funds for Compass Regional Hospice every year.

Topics for the fall 2016 volunteer training sessions include an overview of hospice; the process of dying; spiritual care and its place in hospice care; the stages of grief; effective communications techniques; family dynamics; stress management; and self-care for caregivers.

For more information about becoming a volunteer for Compass Regional Hospice, visit www.compassregionalhospice. org/volunteers or contact Courtney Williams, 443-262-4112, cwilliams@compassregionalhospice.org.

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