Volunteer Training Manual
Expanding the reach of chaplaincy without pulling on the purse strings is on every director’s mind. Engaging volunteers whether lay or clergy can be the answer; however, for this approach to work, effective volunteers need to have a baseline training on rules of the game.
VIDEO: Chaplaincy Volunteers - How to Develop and Maintain an Effective Program
This 90-minute video expands the reach of chaplaincy without pulling on the purse strings is on every director’s mind. Engaging volunteers can be the answer: however, for this approach to work, effective programs need to be developed which meet the needs of the organizational setting and the patients served. In addition, volunteers need to have comprehensive training in order to function within their identified duties as an extension of the chaplaincy department.
Chaplaincy Care Volunteer Training Course
This course, Chaplaincy Care Volunteer Training, is designed for persons who wish to volunteer their time to a chaplaincy department as a visitor to patients and families within health care settings. It is intended to support the training provided by individual departments, led by a chaplaincy supervisor. The course will provide the knowledge and skills that a volunteer needs in order to be effective as a valuable member of the chaplaincy care team including the role of a volunteer, spirituality and religion, cultural awareness, listening and communication skills, and working with those who are dying and/or grieving.