Vitas To Host Orientation July 27 For Hospice Volunteers

Vitas Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is offering an orientation class for new volunteers in Palm Beach County.

Volunteers receive free and comprehensive training, where they learn hospice philosophy, caring for the terminally ill, grief and loss education, and more. A meal will be provided at the orientation.

Upon completing the orientation, volunteers are given the opportunity to choose the role in which they feel comfortable and fulfilled. Roles of the hospice volunteers include visiting patients in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities to offer companionship, run errands and help in other meaningful ways.

Vitas Healthcare welcomes individuals interested in volunteer opportunities in the Palm Beach area. Hospice volunteers make a difference for people at the end of their life journey, filling the gap between loved ones and professional caregivers.

The training will be on Friday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are then scheduled based on volunteer availability.

The training will be held at the Vitas Office, located at 1901 S. Congress Ave., Suite 420, in Boynton Beach.

RSVP to Patricia Powell at (561) 731-6203 or e-mail For more information about becoming a volunteer, visit