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Volunteers are invited to join together to share conversation, a brown-bag lunch or snacks with one another to share in a safe environment and any questions that come up in Hospice volunteer assignments. This is also a volunteer “in-service” opportunity to get more education/information. Oftentimes, a staff member or members will attend to answer questions and present on topics. For 2016, we will be having Table Talks every other month and alternating on Thursdays at noon (BYO Bag Lunch) or on Saturdays at 2pm, each lasting for about 90 minutes.
Saturday May 21st 2-3:30 pm in the U.S. Bank Community Room
Thursday, July 14th Noon-1:30 in the U.S. Bank Community Room (BYO Lunch)
Saturday, September 17th, 2-3:30 pm in the U.S. Bank Community Room (BYO Lunch)
Thursday, November 17th, Noon-1:30 in the U.S. Bank Community Room (BYO Lunch)
Those who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness, including military veterans, are encouraged to apply. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot.
Training topics will include dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems, and understanding grief and bereavement.
“Volunteers in hospice represent the safest of all the disciplines. They are there with absolutely no agenda other than comfort. The presence of volunteers at the bedsides of our patients is one of the most beautiful things to witness because there’s an aura of love that permeates everything. They are the true backbone of the mission of hospice care.” S. Jeung
If you have an interest in attending these classes, or have any other questions, please email Marti at the Glenwood Springs office at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Hospice of the Valley website to register online by clicking on the Contact tab of www.hchotv.org. Phone calls may also be taken at 970-930-6020.
Volunteer Training at Glenwood Springs Public Library, 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs: