Hospice San Luis Obispo County is looking for participants for a six-week training course for new hospice volunteers beginning in February.
The training will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 20 to March 27 at New Life Community Church, 990 James Way in Pismo Beach. A $30 fee covers the course training manual.
The program is the primary training requirement for volunteering in the hospice’s In-Home Respite, Hospital Vigil and Pet Programs but is also open to anyone interested in learning about hospice concepts in caring for those with a terminal or life-threatening illness.
The training includes communication skills; hospice history and philosophy; cultural and spiritual issues and increasing quality of life.
Hospice San Luis Obispo County is a nonprofit agency. Volunteers must be able to commit three to four hours per week for up to six months. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to participate.
For information or to sign up for the course, call Tracy Stuergell at 544-2266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.