Volunteer Training

All Volunteers will be oriented on safety topics, HIPAA, OSHA, as well as general hospice and terminal illness information.

Companion, Veteran, Vigil, Specialized and Bereavement Volunteers are required to complete a 12-hour training program.  Some training topics include coping with grief, communication skills, spiritual care, family dynamics, and more.  The training program will culminate in a special ceremony where a certificate of completion is awarded to all graduates.  Veteran, Vigil and Specialized Volunteers will require at least 2 additional hours of training.  


Download a volunteer application here!




For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at mary.burkhardt@homecarematters.org or call 1-800-4NURSES.