December 16, 2017

Hospice Program Seeks Volunteers; Training Program Begins Jan. 10

December 16, 2017

Interested in making a difference in someone’s life while doing something deeply rewarding? Become a Hospice volunteer.

A comprehensive training program that is offered over four consecutive sessions begins Jan. 10, other dates are Jan. 25 and 31, from 8:30 am to 1 pm, and Jan. 17, from 1 to 5:30 pm.

No experience is necessary; 18 hours of training are provided. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer should be a good listener and be able to exhibit flexibility, caring, and compassion. Volunteers must be 18 years old and older, have their own transportation, agree to a CORI check and health screening, and be able to volunteer between 1 and 4 hours per week.

Ways to volunteer:

  • Patient companionship
  • Family and caregiver support
  • Complimentary therapies (Reiki, massage, music, pet therapy)
  • Bereavement support
  • Administrative help

For more information and to request an application, contact Carol Devine, Hospice coordinator, at 413-582-5354 or cdevine4@cooleydickinson.org