Friday, April 13, 2012

National Volunteers Week - Celebrating Hospice Volunteers

National Volunteers Week
April 15 - 21, 2012 is National Volunteers Week and hospices know the vital role over 460,000 volunteers play in providing quality patient care for dying patients and their families. Hospice volunteers perform a wide variety of vital services, including support for patients, respite care, bereavement support and more. In fact, hospice volunteers provide more than 20 million hours of service annually. HFA thanks these key members of the hospice team for the dedication they show each and every day.

Have you thought about the rewards of becoming a hospice volunteer? Learn more about what being a hospice volunteer means or watch this short video to hear from other volunteers.

Are you a hospice worker interested in expanding your volunteer program? Watch “Hospice Volunteers: Recruiting, Retaining, Rewarding,” a free online webinar that examines the important role that volunteers play in hospice, and explores creative ways that hospices can recruit and retain volunteers. The program includes tips and ideas from professional hospice volunteer coordinators, as well as personal insights from hospice volunteers. The program, plus additional resources and Fact Sheets, can be used as for volunteer recruiting and training purposes at no charge.