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UPMC Susquehanna to Host Volunteer Chaplain Assistant Training

by UPMC Susquehanna

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UPMC Susquehanna is looking for volunteers to assist chaplains with spiritual care visits at UPMC Susquehanna hospitals in Lycoming County.

Qualified candidates will assist two-to-three hours per week on a flexible schedule. Volunteer chaplain assistants also must complete a six-hour training program prior to serving. The next two-day training session will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Walnut Conference Room, UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St., Williamsport.

During the training, volunteers will learn about UPMC Susquehanna’s mission, vision, and values; how to assess a patient’s spiritual needs; how to structure a pastoral/patient visit; and effective patient-centered listening techniques.

Registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 10.

For more information or to register for the volunteer chaplain assistant training, contact Holly Earnest at 570-321-2433 or smeltzerh@upmc.edu.