Interested in giving back to your community? Volunteer with the Twilight Brigade, providing companionship and care to dying individuals and their families. Volunteer training Feb 1-3, 2013


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OLUNTEER  TRAINING – Los Angeles: FEBRUARY 1-3, 2013

 

WHO? Anyone desiring to learn about becoming a Twilight Brigade Volunteer.   The Twilight Brigade is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1997.  Our trained volunteers serve people with terminal illnesses and their loved ones by providing companionship and care.   We visit patients at VAs, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and assisted living communities.

 

WHERE?  West LA  VA Medical Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073

 

 WHENFeb 1-3, 2013   

Friday       7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday  10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday     10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Future Training Dates:  Apr 26-28, 2013 LA; Aug 23-25, 2013 San Diego; and Nov 8-10, 2013 LA

 

WHY?  Because no one need die alone. There are more than 75,000 veterans dying every 30 days – many alone.

“They were there when we needed them.  We must be there when they need us.” Dannion Brinkley, CEO and founder of The Twilight Brigade.

 

WHAT?  This 20-hour intensive workshop will teach you how to
provide comfort and support to the dying and their family members.  The training has been accredited by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and provides 20 hours of continuing education (CEUs) that can be applied to the educational hours required by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.

 

During the training you’ll learn …

– How to provide unconditional positive regard

– How to be present

– How to sincerely listen and refrain from problem solving

– How to facilitate the life review with an emphasis on appreciation and closure

– How to maintain privacy and confidentiality

– How to heal the fears surrounding death and dying

– How to be a loving source of support and strength through the dying process

 

CONTACT? To register, or for more information email:

Shelley@thetwilightbrigade.org or call Shelley at: (818) 414-5111

 

* Please register soon, space is limited.

* Please include a donation to offset the cost of the training (a minimum donation of $100-$300 is suggested, reduced to $75 for vets).

 

www.thetwilightbrigadeLA.org