Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training

Volunteers are an integral part of Fox Valley Hands of Hope and the true heart of our organization. Each volunteer is valued and respected for the gifts they contribute.

Training for our volunteer programs is required. All volunteer training sessions are held at Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s facilities in Geneva. Those new to our organization who are interested in registering to attend any of the training sessions are required to first contact Adriana Torres, Manager of Volunteer Services at Fox Valley Hands of Hope (phone: 630.232.2233, extension 227; e-mail: atorres@fvhh.net).

Training Sessions

New Volunteer Orientation 
Schedule: Tuesday, August 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This mandatory orientation session for all new volunteers covers the history, mission and vision of Fox Valley Hands of Hope, HIPAA and other general information. This session includes a tour of our facilities in Geneva.

Bereavement Training 

This mandatory, three-session training program is designed for volunteers interested in providing one-on-one bereavement support or facilitating an adult or children support group. Training includes material on adult grief and support group facilitation.

Patient Care Training 
Schedule: Tuesday, September 12 & October 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Make a difference in the life of someone living with a life-threatening illness. Supportive volunteer opportunities are in a one-on-one patient setting, supportive care program, or as a member of the Hands of Hope team. This five-week training course provides essential tools to enhance your experience.

Ambassador Training 
Schedule: TBA

This interactive training program is designed for participants interested in speaking publicly about Fox Valley Hands of Hope, our mission and our services.