Hospice volunteers needed

Region - posted Aug, 12 2011

VNA HealthCare Hospice is recruiting hospice volunteers who are interested in making a positive impact in the lives of local residents facing life-limiting illness. VNA HealthCare Hospice volunteers play an important role in terms of being directly involved in patient care. Volunteers perform tasks such as staying with a patient so the family can take a break, providing companionship to hospice patients and their caregivers, running errands for a patient and/or family members and providing administrative office support, among other things. Training classes will be made available for those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The goal of the training is to help define the role of a hospice volunteer. It covers the history and philosophy of hospice, team building, help with communicating effectively, ways to manage death, dying and bereavement, and concepts of spirituality. To find out more information about the VNA HealthCare Hospice Volunteer program, call Donna Gordon at (860) 493-7349 or e-mail dgordon@vnahealthcare.org.

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