Volunteer Training, Time and Other Requirements
Gilchrist always needs volunteers to support the families we serve by providing companionship, giving breaks to caregivers, providing support to the bereaved, and by volunteering in a multitude of other ways that help us provide the excellent care we are known for. Before completing the volunteer training application, we ask that volunteers be at least 12 months out from a significant loss in their personal life, and willing to commit to serving between 2-4 hours a week for a minimum of one year.
All volunteers must complete our comprehensive training, to ensure an understanding of Gilchrist’s mission, programs and services. By the end of this training, volunteers will:
- Be knowledgeable about our guiding philosophy of care
- Understand the many physical and emotional challenges confronting seriously ill individuals and their families
- Be flexible and unafraid of spending time with individuals experiencing the debilitating effects of living with a serious illness
Learn more about our volunteer program.