ABODE Staff and Volunteer Training
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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. 16
9 am-2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 17
Church of Reconciliation
9600 Starcrest Dr.

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

Training Day Schedule

Friday, Sept. 16

5:30 pm Arrive
5:45 pm Welcome + Contemplative Moment
6:00 pm Introductions + Building Our Altar
6:45 pm Featured Speaker
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 Fireside Chat with ABODE Founders Edwin and Patsy Sasek
12:20 pm Break
12:30 pm Hands-On Training
Station 1: Caring For Our Guests
Station 2: ABODE’s Contemplative Approach
1:30 pm Break
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
Signs and Symptoms of Approaching Death

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