Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s volunteer program is ever changing and growing with our unique community. FVHH is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients while utilizing the time and talents of our volunteers. With new volunteer opportunities, our volunteer need growing, and new Continued Education being added to the calendar regularly — you’re sure to find your fit here on the FVHH Volunteer Team! Check out what we have coming up for volunteers this year!
New Volunteer Orientation- Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 PM
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. Please RSVP by March 26.
Bereavement Training– Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Training includes material on adult grief. This training is for volunteers interested in providing One-on-One Bereavement support. Pre-requisite to this session is New Volunteer Orientation. RSVP by March 26.
Patient Care Training- Tuesdays, April 9 – May 7, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Make a difference in the life of someone living 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 the Supportive Care teams. This five-week training provides essential tools to enhance your experience. RSVP by March 26.
BCC: “Talking About Suicide”
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. Please RSVP by February 22.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11:00 to 12:30 at FVHH office
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. The week draws the support and endorsement of the president and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country.
Here at FVHH we would like to celebrate you as well, so save the date!
Our 2019 Volunteer Appreciation event has been planned for Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 7 pm. More information to come!