Hospice group seeks volunteers
Published 9:13 pm Monday, June 23, 2008
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The Covenant Hospice branch office in Brewton is seeking to fill three volunteer positions.
The non-profit organization is looking for compassionate volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses.
A Patient and Family Volunteer position is available to provide respite care to patient's families and to provide companionship to patients.
There is also a need for a special 11th Hour Volunteer, to visit with patients who are on the final journey.
For those who are not interested in direct patient care, Covenant Hospice is also looking for an Administrative Volunteer with computer skills, who is available two hours a week to help with light office and data processing work.
Even if you only have a little time to give, you can make a difference.
Training is provided for all three volunteer positions. To register for training or to learn more, please call Jodie Williams at 251-862-6993.
Covenant Hospice is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive hospices in the nation, providing a special kind of caring for persons with life-limiting illnesses, their families, and their loved ones.
The primary objective of the group is to provide hospice patients the opportunity to remain in their own homes or in a homelike setting, and to maintain a strong emphasis on quality of life.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Covenant Hospice team. Hospice volunteers receive specialized training to provide companionship and support to patients and their families, as well as a range of fund-raising and administrative support services.