Hospice Family Care Giver Volunteer Training
Hospice of Central New York
Are you available to help someone in need for a few hours a week? Would you listen to someone tell their life story, read to people, run errands, or grocery shop to help those who are unable to manage these tasks? Hospice of Central New York is searching for compassionate, dedicated volunteers who wish to provide these kinds of supports to families and patients at the end-of-life. Our fully trained Family Care Giver volunteers work with a professional Hospice team to help families care for their loved one, either at home or in residential facilities.
We provide extensive training and support in order to make sure all our volunteers are well-prepared and confident. Prospective Family Care Givers must complete a 7-session preparation class (2-1/2 hours per week, over seven weeks) that covers all issues of Hospice care and the role and responsibilities of the volunteer Family Care Giver. Training sessions are offered 3 times a year: Fall and Spring sessions meet in the evening, and our Winter session meets during weekday hours.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Hospice of Central New York
990 7TH NORTH ST, LIVERPOOL, NY 13088, US
Hospice Mission & Vision
Imagine a Healthcare Option...
- Focused on hope that every day will be the best it can be
- Formed by a circle of caring not only around the patient but also around the patient’s family
- Made up of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement counselors
- Offering empowerment to patients, families, and significant others to live with dignity and choice
- Granting wishes at end of life rather than giving in to despair
That option is called Hospice.
Mission Statement: Hospice of Central New York, as our community’s expert resource at the end-of-life, provides comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education and collaboration.
Vision Statement : Hospice of Central New York commits to quality end-of-life care, accessible to everyone, and effective collaboration with community partners.
Hospice helps families cope with what people fear most about dying - being in pain, being alone, losing control, and being a burden to others. Hospice doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers help patients and families with their whole range of needs: physical, emotional, and spiritual.