Every Care Dimensions volunteer is required to complete a free and comprehensive training program before being assigned a volunteer job. The 16-hour program covers such topics as:
During each session, there are opportunities to ask questions, share concerns and feelings and learn from other volunteers about their experiences. The sessions are also an opportunity to share the camaraderie that so many of our volunteers tell us is an important reason why they continue to serve.
In addition to the 16-hour program, Care Dimensions offers training for volunteers to learn how to work with special groups or to do special projects, including:
These additional training programs focus on learning about the specific communications, social and cultural issues that are critical to being an effective volunteer with these communities or projects.
If you have any questions about our volunteer training or what may be required, please contact our Volunteer Services Department at 888-283-1722 or email [email protected]. You can also fill our a Volunteer Application here. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have.
Volunteering for hospice brings many rewards for the patient and the volunteer.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore, has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.