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KHC service depends on volunteers.

Why Volunteer?
The benefits of volunteering are many. Your offer of time and effort will enable someone to feel cared for and has a positive and peaceful state of mind at the final path of his/her journey of life. You will become part of a friendly & supportive team of volunteers. Your knowledge & skill in hospice care will increase and you may meet some memorable people or events. Best of all, you will put spiritual teaching into action and be constantly aware of death and impermanence, one of the most important teaching of the Buddha.

What do volunteers do?
Volunteers offer assistance by being a friend, allowing patient to express their feelings and concerns; volunteers also provide assistance in self-care such as massage, haircut, etc. When requested, volunteers will provide spiritual support to patients and their family.

Who can apply to be a volunteer?
Volunteers will be required to attend a basic hospice training course. Among the subjects taught are:
- Principle of hospice care
- Skilful means in hospice care
- Family as a unit of care
- Buddhist perspective of death and dying