ABODE Staff and Volunteer Training
Wine Tasting
Holding 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, Aug. 20
9 am-2 pm, Saturday, Aug. 21
Church of Reconciliation
9600 Starcrest

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

Training Day Schedule

Friday, August 20

5:30 pm Arrive
5:45 pm Contemplative Moment
5:46 pm Welcome and Introductions
6:15 pm ABODE’s History and Contemplative Approach
6:45 pm How ABODE Operates
6:55 pm Volunteer Opportunities and Expectations
7:20 pm Q&A

Saturday, Aug. 21

9 am Arrive
9:15 am Contemplative Moment
9:20 am Welcome and Introduction of Training Manuals

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

11:30 am-12:30 pm Boxed Lunch and TED Talk

12:30 pm Hands-On Training
Station 1: Caring For Our Guests
Station 2: All About Oxygen
Station 3: ABODE’s Contemplative Approach

1:30-2 pm Wrap Up and a Look Forward