ABODE Staff and Volunteer Training
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volunteer hands

Ready to volunteer? We’re ready for you! ABODE welcomes experienced and new volunteers, former volunteers, staff, board members and anyone interested in learning more about ABODE and how we make a difference in our Guests’ lives, even at the end of their lives.

5:30-7:30 pm, Friday, Sept. 22
9 am-2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 23
Church of Reconciliation
9600 Starcrest Dr.

Featuring Frankie B Catering. All volunteers and potential volunteers are welcome to attend!

Training Schedule

Friday, Sept. 22

5:30 pm Arrive
5:45 pm Welcome + Contemplative Moment
6:00 pm Introductions + Building Our Altar
6:45 pm Featured Speakers: Edwin and Patsy Sasek
Mandalas: Symbols and Traditions at End of Life
7:20 pm Q&A

Saturday, Sept. 17

9 am Arrive
9:15 am Welcome + Contemplative Moment
9:20 am Volunteer Opportunities
9:45 am How ABODE Runs
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Signs/Symptoms of Approaching Death
11:15 am Q&A
11:30 am Lunch
11:45 am How Would You Handle That One? Group Brainstorming Around the Sometimes Sticky Situations We Encounter
12:20 pm Break
12:30 pm Rotating Stations
Station 1: Hands-On Training
Station 2: ABODE’s Contemplative Approach
Station 3: How ABODE Got Started with Founders Edwin and Patsy Sasek
1:30 pm
1:40 pm Wrap Up + A Look Forward

Topics for the Day

Emotional Reactions and Fears of Those Who are Dying
How to Sit with Someone Who’s Dying
Interacting with Guests, Families and Friends