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Become A Hospice 'Patient Care' Volunteer

South Hill--Volunteers are an integral part of hospice.  Hospice volunteers not only provide valuable services, but also provide needed warmth, companionship, friendship and support. 

CMH Home Health & Community Hospice of VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill is looking for compassionate men and women interested in being a part of a unique volunteer program in Southside Virginia.  After training, hospice volunteers take their place on the hospice team offering non-medical friendship, emotional support and practical help that are always needed when families face the crisis of terminal illness. 

Who are Hospice Volunteers?  Simply put, they're special people.  Compassionate and sensitive, they come from all walks of life. They have a respect and reverence for life.  The Hospice volunteer approaches assigned tasks as an opportunity to learn and to give. Volunteers consider their vocation to be a privilege as they serve the terminally ill patient and their family. 

There are limitless ways in which the Hospice Volunteer may serve patients and families.  Here are some examples:  friendly visits to patients and their families, assist with community relations, bereavement services for family members, provide administrative assistance in the hospice office and assisting with special fund-raising projects.  All of these volunteer opportunities are vital to hospice while they bring our volunteers many personal rewards. As one volunteer states, "I believe I received more from the patient than I gave.  What a wonderful experience being able to help someone to live before they die."

Possibly the best thing about becoming a hospice volunteer, though, is the sense of camaraderie and friendship.  In addition to their hospice work, volunteers enjoy the time spent with each other by sharing their hobbies, which include; gardening, quilting, art work, music, baking, wood carvings, and crafting, just to mention a few.

CMH Community Hospice will conduct its annual volunteer training in March, but please register by Feb. 28th. Training will be held at the Thomas W. Leggett Building in South Hill.  For details about truly being able to make a difference in the lives of others, please call 434-447-3151 ext. 3454.    Volunteers are needed from Brunswick, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Mecklenburg Counties.

 

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