Volunteer Orientation

Pre-Orientation Requirements

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

What you all do is amazing.  Thank you for all your help, support and guidance for my mother and family.  It was such a gift and a blessing to be with my mom and take care of her and to have her at home with my daughter and I.  We will never forget your kindness.  Thank you! ~ Patient's family

The services my husband and I received during his last stages of life were invaluable to us.  His primary wish at the end was to be at home.  I was very afraid that I couldn't grant that wish, but with the help of Pikes Peak Hospice he was able to be at home, where he was comfortable, until the very end.  I am also truly thankful for the grief counseling that you provided to me. ~ Patient's wife

Thank you for all your assistance during this time and for the care of my mother.  There are not enough compliments to give for the support, knowledge, bedside manner, courtesy and kindness. ~ Patient's daughter

 

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Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit Reopens
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We are pleased to report the Inpatient Unit is now accepting new patients again, effective May 27, 2020. We value your support and trust in us and want to keep you fully informed during the COVID-19 pandemic of any effects it may have on our activities...