Cheryl Presley is the volunteer services coordinator and she says it takes someone with a compassionate heart. And that volunteers seem to make every organization better...and Hospice is in the market for adding some more.
"we put them through 16 hours of pretty intense and informative training so they know exactly what's involved in hospice care."
If you are someone who could provide respite care for children or those who are ill so family members can take a break or interact with someone who has no one else...you could be a volunteer. The training is this weekend. It's 16 hours beginning Friday evening and then Saturday afternoon and then again Sunday afternoon.
Hospice of Lubbock is very unique in the services they offer. Presley says "the only pediatric hospice care provider in the 19 counties we serve and beyond that."
They provide bereavement services and support for all ages and that includes children. For kids who have lost someone close to them part of the support is a summer camp. Presley says "this years camp is July 26-27 and it's not overnight. Camp is a great opportunity for kids ages 5 to 17 to help deal with the grief and also help equipt them for dealing with grief the rest of their lives.
For more information on becoming a volunteer or how to get your child signed up for camp call Hospice of Lubbock at 806-795-2751
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