Volunteers provide the core of our support. They are as diverse as the patients we serve: Some are older, or may be retired; others are younger people who have grown a heart for this work because of having cared for ill or aged relatives. No matter their individual backgrounds, all are committed to providing dependable, consistent, skilled care to patients for a minimum of two hours a week in their homes.
These skills are acquired in a free-of-cost training that proceeds over two consecutive weekends, during which our volunteers receive instruction not only in hands-on care, but also in the psychological and social needs of patients. This they learn from chaplains, medical social workers, and health-care professionals.
Our upcoming training will be held in April of 2019.