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Hospice Volunteers

Hospice volunteers are part of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, and they are trained in 5 weekly half day classes.  The next training session starts Wednesday, September 28th and runs for 5 consecutive Wednesdays ending October 26th.  The training is from 9:00-noon at the Portsmouth agency headquarters.   No health care experience is necessary, but interviews are required for volunteers.  Hospice volunteers are expected to make a two hour per week, one year commitment. Contact Joy Benson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at (401) 682-2100 x 1616 if you are interested.
 
What do Hospice Volunteers do?

  • Offer comfort and companionship to patients and families

  • Provide respite and time off for caregivers

  • Shop, run errands, help prepare a meal

  • Work on special events and fundraising

  • Support Hospice behind the scenes in the agency
     

 





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