Continuing Education

Each year our patient care volunteers are responsible for earning 12 hours of continuing education to remain active. Volunteers are given credit for 4 of these twelve hours for reading At the Heart, our quarterly volunteer newsletter.  Volunteers must earn the other 8 hours by attending an in-service or completing self-study opportunities by the end of the year.  Our 2018 educational opportunities are listed below along with a few last self-study opportunities for 2017:

 

Book Club

"Being with the Dying, Memories of a Grateful Hospice Volunteer" written by Terry Denny

Copies available at all offices, please contact a Volunteer Manager to borrow one. 

  • February 22, 2018, 1pm-3pm at Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC
  • February 27, 2018, 10am-12pm at Levine & Dickson Hospice House Huntersville, 1900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC
  • March 2, 2018, 10am -12pm at the Learning Resource Center, 6624 Walsh Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

RSVP to Anita Gluodenis at volunteermgr@hpccr.org

 

Spring In-service

"Dementia Dialogues"

Please join us for our Spring In-Service, Dementia Dialogues.  These workshops will be facilitated by HPCCR volunteer, Charles Elligson and Volunteer Manager, Stephania Sykes-Burns.  Charles was a primary caregiver for his wife and currently serves as a certified support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.  Stephania is the former Director of Programs for Northeast Florida for the Alzheimer’s Association where she managed healthcare and community programs for nine counties.  These workshops will provide our volunteers with an overview of the different types of dementia and practical tips for patient visits.

  • March 20, 2018, 2-4pm at Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC
  • March 22, 2018, 6pm-8pm at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Huntersville, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC(dinner will be served, must RSVP by March 21, 2018 by 4pm)
  • March 23, 2018 10am-12pm at Learning Resource Center, 6624 Walsh Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

RSVP to  Anita Gluodenis at volunteermgr@hpccr.org

Movie Showing

"It's not Yet Dark"

Tells the groundbreaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology.

  • May 8, 2018, 1-3pm at Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC
  • May 10, 2018 6-8pm at Levine & Dickson Hospice House - Huntersville, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC (dinner will be served must RSVP by May 9th at 4pm)
  • Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster: Date TBD

RSVP to Anita Gluodenis at volunteermgr@hpccr.org or 704-602-0890. 

 

CARE Retreat

The CARE retreat is filled with interactive presentations where volunteers can complete 4 hours of continuing education.  You must attend the entire day to get credit.  More details as the dates get closer.

Spring CARE retreat will be held:

Saturday April 21, 2018 from 9am - 2:30pm at the Learning Resource Center,  6624 Walsh Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. Lunch is provided.  35 volunteers max.  Please RSVP no later than Thursday April 19, 2018 at 4pm.  There is usually a waitlist for this session.

Summer CARE retreat will be held:

Saturday August 11, 2018 from 9am - 2:30pm at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House-Huntersville, Hunterville, NC. Lunch is provided.  60 volunteers max.  Please RSVP no later than Thursday August 9, 2018 at 4pm. 

 

Skills Fair

The Skills Fair is a great way to easily schedule your “joint visit” to complete this important ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care) requirement, network with other  volunteers, and receive 2 hours of continuing education! Choose from any of the sessions listed below and RSVP to Anita Gluodenis at volunteermgr@hpccr.org or 704-602-0890. 

Stay tuned for dates to come!

*Please know that we would love to do your joint visit in person, as you make a regular visit to your current patient. If you prefer to meet your joint visit requirement by having your volunteer manager meet you on your visit, please contact them to schedule your visit.

 

Self-Study Opportunities

If you have not watched the following movies or read the following books, you can check them out from one of our offices through your Volunteer Manager. Questions will be provided along with the movie or the book for you to answer and submit for 2 hours of continuing education for each. If you are unsure if you have used one of these for self-study in the past, please check with your Volunteer Manager.

Movies: (Volunteers will received 2 hours of continuing education for watching a movie and answering questions provided by the Volunteer Department)

Christmas in Conway

Decoding Annie Parker

Hachi

PS I Love You

The Bucket List

The Descendants

The Doctor

The Letters

We Bought a Zoo

Wit

Books: (Volunteers will receive four hours of continuing education for reading a book and answering questions provided by the Volunteer Department)

As I Lay Dying

Being Mortal

Final Gifts

Glimpses of Heaven

Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Laughter, Tears and Braids

Life Lessons

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Seeing the Crab

Still Alice

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Fault in Our Stars

When Breath Becomes Air

When Evening Comes

Heard of a great event coming up in the community?

Let your volunteer manager know PRIOR to the event, and, if appropriate, it can be approved for continuing education credit, AND advertised to our volunteers.

Attend an IDT Meeting

Join one of our Volunteer Coordinators and the rest of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) at an IDT meeting and receive two hours of continuing education. IDT meetings are held every Wednesday. Times and locations vary, so contact your volunteer coordinator to schedule your attendance.

Join us for part of Volunteer Training

Want a refresher? Volunteers are always invited to join us for part of New Volunteer Training. The Policies and Procedures section is typically reviewed on our last day of New Volunteer Training, and is especially helpful for current volunteers who haven't been through training in several years. Feeling like you need a little help with boundaries? Perhaps the social worker section of training would benefit you. Interested in more on the physiology of dying? Then the nursing piece might be the right fit. If you are interested in possibly attending a portion of New Volunteer Training, talk with your volunteer manager to reserve a space. Continuing education hours will vary based on the portion of training you attend.

2017 Continuing Education Packet for volunteers missing continuing education for 2017 - please print and return page 1 only, signed and dated.