Sanford Luverne

Sanford Hospice Luverne Needs Volunteers!

09/24/2010
Volunteer Training Offered October 20, 27, and November 3

Sanford Hospice Luverne is offering a free, three-part Volunteer Orientation Course in October and November. Anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer or learning more about hospice care for personal or professional growth is welcome.

The training consists of classes on three consecutive Wednesdays: October 20 and 27, and November 3, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Participants will receive an overview of hospice services, gain a deeper understanding of the death and dying process, and learn about:
  • The philosophy of hospice care
  • Physical, emotional, and spiritual issues encountered at the end of life
  • Procedures and skills needed to become a hospice volunteer
Hospice volunteers are caring men and women (age 18 or older) who are willing to share their time and talents to support hospice patients and families. They provide important services to people living with a serious illness and help family caregivers in a variety of ways. Whether it's providing companionship to someone living with an illness, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping with hospice office work and fundraising, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the work provided by Sanford Hospice Luverne. Hospice volunteers gain great personal satisfaction from knowing they've made a difference in someone's life.

Upon completion of the Hospice Orientation Course, participants may volunteer to:
  • Visit with patients
  • Assist at The Cottage
  • Provide clerical support in the hospice office
  • Assist with fundraising activities
Participants are not obligated to become hospice volunteers by attending this training course; however, completion of all three classes is required to become a hospice patient care volunteer. There is no minimum required amount of volunteer time; each person may volunteer as much or little time as they wish, according to their schedule and interests! Volunteers may work at both the hospital and hospice, if desired.

Contact Sanford Hospice Luverne at (507) 283-1805, or by e-mail at helen.saum@sanfordhealth.org to register for the Volunteer Orientation Course.
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