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Hospice Volunteer Training Registration

Living at the End of Life

Course Objectives

The needs and problems of the dying patient and his or her family are diverse and complex. This course is designed to provide information and enhance skills that will enable you to provide the dying person and the family with the emotional, physical and spiritual support needed to meet those needs.

This course will help you if…

  • You wish to do volunteer work with the terminally ill and their families
  • You have a family member or friend who is terminally ill
  • You wish to improve your "helping and caring" skills
  • You work in a health-related field with the terminally ill

Course Schedule

Monday, September 17th
  • Hospice Philosophy
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Requirements & Boundaries
Thursday, September 20th
  • Psychosocial Issues & Family Dynamics
  • Active Listening
Monday, September 24th
  • Medical Aspects of Terminal Illness & Infection Control
Thursday, September 27th
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Volunteer Documentation


Classes are held in the conference center at the Augusta Community Care Building on campus at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

For More Information

Lori Showalter: (540) 332-4904 or hospicevolunteers [at] augustahealth.com (Email)
Carrie Gibbons: (540) 332-4977


  • Registration Deadline: September 10, 2018
  • Classes will be held on Monday & Thursday mornings from: 9am – 12pm
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