Hospice Volunteer Training Online

Choosing the Path of Service
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Volunteering in hospice is a choice that creates rewards for patients and families. 
The ultimate surprise is the growth a volunteer develops from learning more about themselves, learning to communicate in ways that increase appreciation for life as daily situations take on a holistic perspective. 
Nothing will ever be the same, personally or professionally,
if correctly trained as a hospice volunteer.
Training Online
Hospice volunteer training can be done conveniently at home or wherever there is access to a computer. 
The hospice volunteer program is designed to help strengthen the understanding of hospice for volunteers and those seeking more information on caring for a loved one with a terminal illness.
Training is $10 for the full hospice volunteer training program.
*Note:  On site hospice training programs are not replaced by this course.
The training addresses the core concepts that Medicare Conditions of Participation require
for hospice volunteer services.

After completion of training, the student must complete agency specific protocols to volunteer with hospice.  For example, background check, required health screening and agency policy and procedures.


Who Benefits from Online Training?

The course is perfect for anyone wanting to know about the hospice philosophy of care:
  • Those desiring to be of service to others
  • Medical Professionals
  • Church Members
  • Clubs and Civic Organizations
  • Long Term Care Staff
  • Individuals and Caregivers
  • Students
  • Current hospice volunteers who would like a refresher course
  • Busy professionals that can't attend full day training sessions

 Certificates are available online at no charge after completion of the course.

Course Description

The course contains 11 modules.  Each section must be completed before advancing to the next.  Final essays are to be completed prior to receiving the certificate.  For details go to the Course Syllabus page.

Opportunity for Hospices

As hospices strive to provide cost effective specialized care, controlling spending continues to be a primary focus.  In an effort to assist agencies in complying with the 5% rule and simultaneously limiting the cost of training new volunteers, this site provides unique opportunities to individual agencies.  More Info.