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Nelson Tasman Hospice wants all volunteers to feel confident and safe in fulfilling their role. All volunteers are taken through an induction regardless of role. For volunteers working directly with patients and their families/whānau a more intensive, structured training is provided – usually once a year. Volunteers whose contact with patients is expected to be more limited are invited to attend selected modules of any formal training.

There are also inservice education sessions for various groups of volunteers to focus on a particular topic and regular meetings to discuss key things that may impact their roles.

Annual Volunteer Training

Next training scheduled for 2021

For volunteer roles that involve close contact with patients and their family/whānau such as family support and life story writing this training is essential prior to commencing. It will ensure that volunteers are confident, comfortable, and well equipped for their role. This is a 3-day training course and covers topics like What is Palliative Care, Spirituality, Role Boundaries, Loss and Grief, Communication and Home Care.

Inservice Education

The volunteer office is committed to providing training, supervision and support to all volunteers. Our inservice education programme is aimed at furthering volunteers skills as well as providing an opportunity to meet together, reflect on the experience and learn from others experiences. Each session identifies which group(s) of volunteers should attend and it is essential to RSVP.

Details will be sent out prior to session

Would You Like to Volunteer?

Contact the Volunteer Service to see how you can help Nelson Tasman Hospice.

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