Training to be held for hospice volunteers
HRMC Hospice & Palliative Care will hold a Volunteer Training series 9 a.m. until noon on July 25, 26, 27 and 28 at Balsam Mountain Inn, 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam. This 12-hour program will orient volunteers to the hospice philosophy and program and help them to find their niche in hospice volunteerism.
Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team in providing support and bereavement services to patients and their families in an end-of-life setting in our community.
Volunteer opportunities include: patient and family support, companionship visits, respite care for caregivers; errands; bereavement support; delivering a single rose to the family after death; office assistance; chaplaincy and other professional services; fundraising and community events planning.
Please call Linda Nichols, volunteer coordinator, at 452-8578 for an application or more information. Pre-registration is required.