Vitas Healthcare, a leading provider of end-of-life care, is offering an orientation class for new volunteers in Palm Beach County on Friday, Jan. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vitas office, located at 1901 S. Congress Ave., Suite 420, Boynton Beach.
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, as well as offering companionship, running errands and helping in other meaningful ways.