Published On: Wed, Sep 12th, 2018

VITAS Healthcare Hosts Orientation Class for Hospice Volunteers

What:  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 a 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.

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

Where:  VITAS Healthcare of Palm Beach County, 1901 South Congress Ave., Suite 420, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426.

When:  The training is on Friday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are then scheduled based on volunteer availability.

Contact:  To RSVP by September 25, call Patricia Powell at 561.731.6203 or email For more information about becoming a VITAS volunteer, visit



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