Hospice volunteers neded
Hospice is about living each day to the fullest. It’s about helping individuals dying of terminal illness live each day in a pain-free environment, with dignity and peace. Hospice volunteers can be a part of this incredible journey.
Volunteers are currently needed throughout the Northwoods to support hospice patients and their loved ones, as well as those who can provide clerical, fundraising and grief support.
Ministry Home Care Hospice Services will begin its winter training sessions Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Training will take place every Wednesday for six weeks in the Rhinelander office located at 1864 N. Stevens St., from 9 a.m. to noon, and will conclude Wed., Feb. 19. Interested individuals can attend these upcoming information/training sessions before deciding to commit to this valuable work.
Volunteers serve in many ways. Duties vary, but volunteers most often perform household chores, run errands, provide physical care (dressing, bathing, etc.), listen to concerns, keep the patient company, provide a link to the hospice staff and offer support and comfort.
While caring for others, hospice volunteers can find new meaning in their lives, gain greater self-knowledge and experience satisfaction from making a difference in people’s lives. Volunteers often become more focused on the parts of life that matter most.
For more information, call Mel in Rhinelander at 715-361-2263, or 800-643-4663. Registration is required.