Needs and program strengths: perceptions of hospice volunteers.

J. P. Scott, J. Caldwell

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Abstract

A state-wide survey was conducted of highly effective hospice volunteers who were questioned about their motivations for becoming a volunteer, training experience and needs, and reasons for continuing in the volunteer role. Needs identified included having a volunteer support group, on-going training opportunities, and opportunities for getting to know other volunteers better. Excellent training, belief in the hospice mission, the relationship with staff, feeling valued, and personal fulfillment were strengths and motivations to continue as a hospice volunteer. Findings from the study will be helpful to hospice staff who recruit, train, and support volunteers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-30
Number of pages12
JournalThe Hospice journal
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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