Hospice of Lubbock Seeks Volunteers

Published 08/28 2014 04:15PM

Updated 08/28 2014 04:17PM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- Hospice of Lubbock needs direct patient volunteers. To be certified as a direct patient volunteer, one must complete 16 hours of training offered by Hospice of Lubbock staff to prepare for sharing this special end-of-life time with our Hospice of Lubbock patients and families. 
Training will be 6-10 p.m.  Sept. 5; 8a.m. - 4p.m. Sept. 6; and 1-5p.m. Sept. 7. All classes will be held at the Hospice of Lubbock Conference Room, 3702 21st St. on the northwest corner of 21stStreet and Louisville Avenue in the Louisville Place Building. All 16 hours are required for the volunteer to be certified.
Hospice of Lubbock volunteers provide support and care for persons in the last phases of disease in order for them to live as fully and comfortably as possible.  Because one in four dying Americans is a Veteran, Hospice of Lubbock has implemented a Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer program. “People who have common life experiences usually begin to trust each other,” said Cheryl Presley, volunteer services coordinator. “We encourage veterans to volunteer with us so they can share experiences with veteran patients. When veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong relational bond.”
Potential volunteers are encouraged to contact Hospice of Lubbock at 795-2751.

(Press release by Hospice of Lubbock)

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