Mission Hospice volunteers are specially trained members of the community who bring a richness of life experiences, special skills, and compassion to their volunteering.  Our next session begins on May 3rd, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Boyes to schedule an interview start your volunteer journey.

Training Outline:

Module 1

  • History of Hospice Palliative Care
    History of Mission Hospice Society
Online Learning

Module 2

  • Self Care, Boundaries, and Stress Management
  • Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-9:30pm

Modules 3 & 4

  •  Pain and Symptom Management / The Dying Process
  • Needs of the Dying and Their Families
 Saturday, May 5th, 9am – 4pm

Module 5

  • Listening and Communication Skills
Thursday May 10th, 6:30-9:30pm

Module 6

  • Types of Grief
Thursday May 17th, 6:30-9:30pm

Module 7

  • The Effects of Grief
Thursday May 24th, 6:30-9:30pm

Module 8

  •  Near Death Experiences and Afterlife Conversations
  • Children’s Grief
Thursday May 31th, 6:30-9:30pm

Module 9

  • Family Dynamics
Online Learning

Module 10

  •  Advanced Care Planning
  • Spiritual & Cultural Awareness: Funerals and Memorials
 Thursday June 7th, 6:30-9:30pm

Module 11

  • MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying)
  • Volunteer Pantel & Certificates for Course Completion
Saturday, June 9th, 9am – 4pm