2021 Volunteer Orientation Dates

Tuesdays, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Volunteers need only attend one of the two training dates.

  • August 3 or August 17
  • September 7 or September 21
  • October 5 or October 19
  • November 2 or November 16
  • December 7 or December 21

Upon registration for orientation, a member of our team will reach out with more information.

Pre-Orientation Requirements

Steps to Volunteer at Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care

Step A

  • A desire to support those in our community at end of life.
  • Submit an online volunteer application through the PPHPC website
  • In-person or phone interview with PPHPC Volunteer Coordinator
  • A complete background check through Verified Volunteer (criminal background OIG Exclusion, Dora Licensure check) (minimal cost to volunteer)

Step B

  • Attend Volunteer/Staff Orientation- facilitated by PPHPC clinical manager (8-hours)
  • Complete initial TB skin test. TB screening thereafter
  • Photo for volunteer badge
  • Follow-up and review with the volunteer coordinator-focusing on volunteer programs

Step C

  • Make a connection

 

Additional training and/or certification may be required for volunteer programs listed below:

  • Touch Therapy: training class
  • Friends in Faith: volunteer mentor
  • Inpatient Unit: volunteer mentor
  • Vigil: training class
  • Therapy Dog: annual certification and vaccination
  • Outpatient: volunteer mentor
  • Administrative, events, other

Lunch & Learn Training Sessions

Volunteers: An Essential Ingredients in Caring for Veteran at the End of Life

A Vet to Vet Café will be held after the completion of training.

Please contact Eileen Flanagan, Clinical Nurse Education to reserve a seat at 719-210-8106 or Eflanagan@pikes peak hospice.org

Lunch and Learn about the Key Issues of LIFE

Please join us for the VIRTUAL 2021 Lunch and Learn about LIFE series. Save the dates so you can tune into innovative and thought-provoking presentations by Jane W. Barton, national speaker, writer, and local Aging Expert working with AARP Colorado.

  • August 11: All Creatures Great and Small
  • September 8: The Loneliness Epidemic
  • October 13: Our New Normal
  • November 10: The Practice of Gratitude

Individual program announcements are forthcoming. Registration is required. All programs are FREE.

Preparing you to serve

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care provides care and support for more than 2,000 hospice patients and their families each year. Your presence — either being with patients and their loved ones directly or working behind the scenes in our offices — can change their experience.

It is an extraordinary commitment, which we meet with one of our own: to provide the training and support you need to feel comfortable and to succeed.

Our volunteer program begins with comprehensive training on what it means to work with the dying, and how we uniquely care for them at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Topics include patient care, communication, family dynamics, the dying process, bereavement, and much more. Volunteers are then mentored in the area where they choose to work. The commitment continues with regular continuing education.

What Our Families Say

The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never forget you and are forever grateful. Thank you. ~ Patient’s daughter

Everyone who came to attend to my wife were all fantastic caregivers and I cannot praise your hospice staff enough. I was so thankful you were there. ~ Patient’s husband

I could not have asked for a more caring set of people to help us through this difficult time. ~ Patient’s family

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