January 15th

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Part 1: Online 

Exercises in thought exploration and 

writing to be done before class. 

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Part 2: In person 

training will discuss exercises done at home, 

logistics of SSNODA, and answer questions! 

Part 3: Continuing Ed

Opportunities for continued volunteer

education through the year

Some Common Questions

What is NODA?

No one dies alone is a program in which trained volunteers sit vigil with someone who is dying alone, and does not wish to.  They may be alone or there may be humans en route to the dying., the volunteer stays for their shift or until the dying's family/friend arrives.   

I am a nurse, When to request a No One Dies Alone volunteer?

When you are with someone who is in the last stages of death on comfort care with Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status,or expected to die within two to three days without local family or friends. 

What if this person may not live through the night?

Volunteers are available to sit with the dying at any time of the day or night. They have graciously given of their time and understand that death knows no time frame and that they may be called in the middle of the night. We encourage you to activate the program as soon as you notice them nearing the end of life.  * SSNODA does the best it can to fill vigil schedules 

What is the No One Dies Alone volunteer when there is medical staff?

The volunteers provide no medical care and are there to sit with the patient, perhaps hold their hand or read to them. Previous responsibility to care for the patient continues. Volunteers may assist with any non-medical comfort measures as directed by the patient’s nurse.  

Can I have a private NODA training for an intentional community or workplace?

YES!! Where are your small communities?  Your co-housing, church, pre-school co-op, school community, art club, or band like to learn how to support each other in the event of a community members' dying without folks around?  email noda@