Daytime Training sessions scheduled for April 10-11 and April 17-18
LEXINGTON, N.C. (March 25, 2019) – Hospice of Davidson County is looking for volunteers to join its team.
Hospice of Davidson County is currently seeking patient-family and administrative volunteers which serve in a variety of roles ranging from providing companionship for patients and families at the The Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice House, in their homes or at other facilities to greeting guests at the Hinkle Hospice House, serving meals, baking cakes, preparing mailings and more.
Patient-family volunteers receive specialized training, enabling them to provide companionship and caregiver support to those experiencing a life-limiting illness. The agency encourages patient-family volunteers to consider a commitment of one to three hours per week.
“To become a hospice volunteer may seem like a depressing and intimidating setting to be a part of,” said Hillary Bennett, volunteer services manager. “However, I have observed quite the opposite! The hospice volunteers I work alongside everyday feel like they’re truly helping others and believe me, they are.
“When volunteers provide companionship or caregiver respite to home bound families, that gift of time and presence goes a long way. I’ve heard many volunteers report that though they became a volunteer to bless someone else, they walk away with the biggest blessing,” added Bennett.
Hospice of Davidson County will hold an orientation and training sessions for those interested in volunteering with the agency April 10-11 and April 17-18 from 9 a.m.-noon. Training sessions will be held in the administrative building on the Hospice of Davidson County Campus, located at 200 Hospice Way in Lexington. Applications and registration are required by April 8.
About Hospice of Davidson County
For more than 30 years, Hospice of Davidson County has been a recognized leader in the advancement of quality end-of-life care across the Piedmont Triad region. Each day, the ACHC accredited agency provides comfort for more than 140 patients and their families, in a variety of locations, including private homes, in long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities and at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House, the onlyinpatient hospicefacility in Davidson County. Hospice of Davidson County is a Hospice Honors agency. For more information, please visit hospiceofdavidson.org or Facebook.