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By Tommy Wells
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Seward Area Hospice seeks volunteers to help provide needed services in area

 

September 29, 2016 | View PDF



Volunteer Hospice Training will start the evening of Oct 21, and continue each day on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Students will hear from guest speakers and watch video presentations to inform them of all aspects of caring for those in the community who need this service.

“We hope, by the end, both your head and your heart will be engaged in this service to our community,” said Seward Area Hospice President Ellen O’Brien. “I think you will find it enlightening as well as inspiring, and it will leave you with more knowledge and hope than you might expect.”

Although Volunteer Training usually costs participants $100 or more, Seward Area Hospice is offering this first session at no charge to those who agree to provide an average of at least four hours per month. Class size must be limited to 20 participants.

Because of the importance of this first cohort of trained volunteers, O’Brien said she will be doing interviews and requesting that applications be completed prior to the training, rather than after, as is usually the case. For that reason, Seward Area Hospice officials need to know who will be included in the first group, so it can give you time to complete the necessary paperwork.

O’Brien said she, or board members, would be calling only those who completed an interest form offering direct care services.

Individuals that want to get the application process started, or if they know of someone who wants to volunteer, but is not on our list, please contact her at (907) 288-3614.

 

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