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Serving the Susquehanna Region

UPMC Susquehanna to Host Volunteer Chaplain Assistant Training

by UPMC Susquehanna

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