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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, March 4
  • Introduction to Hospice
  • Volunteer Opportunities & Requirements
Thursday, March 7
  • Psychosocial Issues & Family Dynamics
  • Volunteer Boundaries
Monday, March 11
  • Active Listening
Thursday, March 14
  • Medical Aspects of Terminal Illness & Care
Monday March 18
  • Volunteer Documentation
  • Hands on Care
Thursday, March 21
  • Volunteer Meet & Greet
  • Safe Driver Training


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

For More Information

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


  • Registration Deadline: February 25, 2019
  • Classes will be held on Monday & Thursday evenings from: 5:30pm – 8:30pm