AccentCare strives to provide excellence in end-of-life care for patients and families. AccentCare has developed several specialty roles, allowing volunteers to utilize their strengths and interests. This offers a meaningful and rewarding volunteer experience and enhances our patients' and families' quality of life.
Volunteer selection begins with an application and interview in which potential volunteers may express their personal goals, availability, interests and talents. Our volunteers are carefully screened through a criminal background check, motor vehicle report, and personal references. Direct Care Volunteers are required to participate in initial hospice volunteer training as well as basic orientation. Training is offered in different formats and locations throughout the AccentCare Hospice service areas. Specific skill sets may require additional interviews, selection, and program training. Indirect Care Volunteers receive basic orientation, training specific to task undertaking, and are encouraged to attend initial hospice volunteer training. Volunteer training and orientation give volunteers an opportunity to learn new skills and become aware of skills they already possess.