Free webinar available for hospice volunteer managers

The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) offers a new, free online webinar that examines the important role that volunteers play in hospice, and explores creative ways that hospices can recruit and retain volunteers.

"Hospice Volunteers: Recruiting, Retaining, Rewarding," includes tips and ideas from professional hospice volunteer coordinators, as well as personal insights from hospice volunteers. The program, plus additional resources and Fact Sheets, can be used as for volunteer recruiting and training purposes at no charge. Free Continuing Education credits are available for a wide range of professionals.

This program is part of HFA's Hospice Information Center, an extensive online library that also includes programs such as Understanding Hospice, Family Caregiving, Understanding Grief, and End-of-Life Challenges. The programming provides hospices and other community organizations the opportunity to educate staff and volunteers about the basics of hospice care, caregiving, and grief, and links are provided to guide viewers to more information on a variety of subjects. To access the program, go to www.hospicefoundation.org and select "Hospice Information Center CEs" under the "Professional Education" tab. Choose "Educate Yourself and Others" on the right navigational bar and select "Hospice Volunteers: Recruiting, Retaining, Rewarding."