Cookie Event 2018: Another Sweet Success
The 2018 Cookie Event was a roaring success! With the time and effort of Fox Valley Hands of Hope volunteers, community members, and FVHH staff, we were able to give out 190 well filled, assorted cookie plates! These cookie plates are delivered by dedicated volunteers to the Hands of Hope clients, supportive and patient care clients, and adult & youth support group participants.
Volunteers also delivered cookies to incredibly generous community members who have supported Fox Valley Hands of Hope and our mission, to provide compassionate care to those grieving, throughout this year.
From bakers, to bow makers, to wrappers, and delivery drivers, volunteers logged close to 450 hours of volunteer time! Thank you to those of you who generously donated your time and talents to make our Annual Holiday cookie Event happen!
“New Volunteer Orientation”
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This one-session mandatory training for all new volunteers covers the history, mission, and vision of Fox Valley Hands of Hope, HIPAA, and other general information about our agency and volunteering. RSVP Required by January 10th.
“Patient Care Training”
Tuesday’s, January 22-February 19, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Make a difference in the life of someone with a life threatening illness. Patient Care Volunteer opportunities are in a one-on-one patient setting, as a member of the Hands of Hope and/or Supportive Care teams. This five-week training provides essential tools to enhance your experience.
“Talking About Suicide”
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
What do you do if you are with a client who is experiencing suicidal thoughts? How do we intervene when the safety of the client becomes a concern? Please join us as Natasha Clark, MSEd, LCPC, from Suicide Prevention Services of America will discuss these issues. Volunteers will learn guidelines to follow if these situations arise, as well as how to best support clients in need.
“Developing an Anxiety Toolbox”
Michelle Herbst has worked as a school Psychologist at Geneva High School for over 18 years. The focus of her presentations will be to acquire mindfulness practices, meditation, and breathing techniques to combat anxiety.
**Previous attendance at a New Volunteer Orientation is required**
Hands of Hope is in need of volunteers. This service offers support to patients and their families undergoing cancer treatments at Dreyer Cancer Clinic and Presence St. Joseph Hospital. The current need at this time is in Aurora. Volunteers provide emotional support, offer respectful caring and non-judgmental listening while providing a healing presence to patients during treatments. For more information, please contact Adriana Torres at 630-232-2233 x 227.