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Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Education Series

4/13/2014, 9:57 a.m.

Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our two Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. As a vital part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s team, volunteers come from all walks of life, and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort, help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, meal preparation, run errands, make phone calls, help with clerical work, attend health fairs, make a presentation. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.

The next series of volunteer classes will be held at Parkside Church, 7100 Pettibone Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 on Saturdays, June 21 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Teen and volunteers not having patient contact attend only the first four hours on June 21 while most other volunteers attend both full classes. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 800.707.8922 ext. 6881.

About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve is a community-based, non-profit agency providing comfort and emotional support to patients and their families. The agency cares for people in a variety of settings including the home, hospital, long-term care facility, David Simpson Hospice House overlooking Lake Erie and Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. For more information, visit hospicewr.org or call 800.707.8922.