Northern Illinois Hospice offering volunteer training - – Rockford’s News Leader

Northern Illinois Hospice offering volunteer training


Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center is offering its autumn session of volunteer training next month.

The training is open to anyone willing to help the organization. An orientation session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 10 at 4215 Newburg Road. It will cover the hospice philosophy and volunteer options. Those who want to work directly with patients and families can continue to take volunteer training courses on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon through October 29.

Volunteers offer companionship and support to hospice patients and their families during the end-of-life process. Training includes listening and communication skills, patient care, family needs, legal psychosocial aspects of death, loss and grief, spirituality, and a visit to a funeral home.

There's a $25 fee and no experience is needed. For more information, visit or call 815-398-0500.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at