Hospice volunteer training

A free comprehensive course of training to prepare people who are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. Application is required and space is limited. Please apply by Nov. 14, 2014.

Especially needed are volunteers who can serve Clackamas County east of 1-205 in unincorporated Clackamas County and the Damascus, Boring and Estacada communities.

Hospice volunteers help people who are facing terminal illness. The training course covers the basic principles of hospice, understanding the special needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving, and understanding grief and loss.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. No previous hospice experience is required. Following training, volunteers are asked to commit two to four hours a week for a year.

For more information or to request an application packet, contact Marianne Wille, Providence Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 503-215-3978 or by email.