Volunteer training resources
We would like to learn about how you may be training volunteers in your particular area or facility, and to assist in developing and sharing among members some best practices based on those ideas. While volunteers are no substitute for the trained and certified chaplain, we certainly know you not only minister along side of, but often are responsible for training volunteers. Please send your leadership modules, ideas, curricula, or comments for training volunteers to David Lichter at [email protected].
CPE Lite: Forming pastoral chaplaincy volunteers,
by NACC member Austine Duru BCC, was published in Vision in 2014.
The role of professional healthcare chaplains has continued to evolve. In recent years, this evolution has placed significant demands on chaplains to find creative ways to expand their reach without compromising care. Managers and directors of pastoral care services have also been pushed harder than ever to do more with less. In other places, the requirement by the Joint Commission to meet the spiritual needs of patients has stretched professional chaplains further. Relying on volunteers to meet this need has become common practice.
How Many Chaplains Per 100 Inpatients? Benchmarks of Health Care Chaplaincy Departments
(source: The Journal of Pastoral Care, Fall 2001, Vol. 55, No. 3)
A systematic review on chaplains and community-based clergy in three palliative care journals: 1990 – 1999 by Kevin J. Flannelly, PhD, Andrew J. Weaver, PhD, Walter J. Smith, SJ, PhD, and Julia E. Oppenheimer, BA (source: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2003; 20; 263)
In July of 2014 Beverly Beltramo and Caroline Cella presented a webinar titled “Developing a Spiritual Support Volunteer Program – Resources, Tools and Training.” A recording of the webinar is available to all past and future registrants (the cost is $35 for NACC members, $50 for nonmembers). To register or learn more, click the link below:
Developing a Spiritual Support Volunteer Program – Resources, Tools and Training
Presented by Beverly M. Beltramo, D.Min., BCC and Caroline Cella, MA