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Volunteers needed for Parkview Hospice

Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Parkview Home Health & Hospice is in need of volunteers to help hospice clients and their families with various tasks. Volunteers are needed in Huntington County.

Volunteers typically donate one to four hours of their time per week. Volunteers are especially needed during weekdays to stay with patients so caregivers can rest or leave for appointments.

Examples of volunteer duties:

* Visit with patient
* Sit at patient’s bedside
* Offer companionship and support to patients and caregivers

Interested individuals must complete a training class before beginning volunteer opportunities.

Classes are scheduled for June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Parkview Home Health and Hospice office, 2806 Theater Ave., Suite A, Huntington, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition, a new program, Vet to Vet, is being developed for veterans to be trained as Parkview Hospice volunteers to assist other veterans who are Parkview Hospice patients. Also, Parkview Hospital Vigil Volunteers sit with patients who are nearing end of life to support them and their loved ones.

For more information or to register for the training classes, call (260) 373-9896 or (800) 363-9977.