“This whole organization is something special because you’re making the last moments of a person’s life memorable. With Girl Scouts I’ve learned that I really like to help people and this is a type of helping many don’t get to do. I’m grateful to do this project for my Gold Award. – Tarra
Tarra, a student at Canyon Springs High School and member of Troop 58, created the Hospice Interaction Training course at Cambridge Charter Hospice where she has been a partner for two years. While helping new volunteers go through standard hospice training, Tarra noticed that many would be unable to interact comfortably when placed with actual terminally ill patients. She wanted to make sure that both patients and volunteers would have the best possible experience and enjoy their time spent together. By developing an additional training course, new volunteers can learn the human side of hospice work and really experience how they can lift a terminally ill person’s day just by being there to talk with them.