In-Home Volunteer Program
Volunteers work with families to provide practical and emotional support as needed by the client or their family.
Emotional maturity, sensitivity, skill in listening, an ability to maintain confidentiality and willingness to provide other appropriate services as needed.
Successful completion of the In-Home Volunteer Training program. The In-Home Training provides the participant with information on communication skills, specialty programs, supporting individuals and their families facing issues of illness, death and grief, and on increasing quality of life throughout the lifespan.
Completion of the In-Home Training is also the first step in volunteering with the following Hospice of San Luis Obispo County programs:
Supportive Music Program, working one on one or in small groups, in our Center or out in the community in conjunction with our Life Review and/or Vigil Volunteer programs. These volunteer musicians help create a calming meditative environment that can aid in relaxation, anxiety relief and pain management. Harp, guitar, flute and Native American flute are especially effective in this work.
Hospice In-Home Volunteer Training is open to all interested persons and is offered twice annually. This inclusive 24-hour training covers communication skills, hospice history and philosophy, the patient and family as a unit of care, the grief process, symptom and pain management, relaxation techniques, cultural and spiritual issues, and all aspects of the role of the volunteer.
Click here to view Hospice SLO In-Home Volunteer Training for 2013!
If interested, please contact Sonnie Brown @ 805-544-2266 or email