Volunteers

"Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value."   
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Desmond Tutu

In a non-profit organization dedicated volunteer workers are of prime importance and play a major role in the functioning of the organization.
Overstrand Hospice is very fortunate to have a wonderful group of volunteer workers,
but committed volunteers for a wide variety of volunteer duties are always needed.

A list of volunteer duties is included in the Volunteer Application Form which is available from our office.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Hospice or would like to attend one of these courses
please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the Hospice Office Tel : +27 (0)28 312 4679 
  
All persons interested in becoming a volunteer attend a Volunteer Seminar which is run by the Hospice staff.
This 3 hour seminar focuses on the following topics :
An Overview of the Overstrand Hospice
Hospice Philosophy
The Role of Companions
Day Hospice for Patients
Patient Care on a Daily Basis
Funding including the 600 Club and the Hospice Shop    

Following this seminar, those persons wishing to become a volunteer are interviewed before enrolling for the Volunteer Training Courses
  
Volunteers who show interest in being involved in patient care receive further training (companions, bereavement support, and professional nurses) :
Introduction to Palliative Care (5 days) 
Bereavement Support Care (5 days)  

All these courses are standardised Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) courses facilitated by trained Overstrand Hospice facilitators

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