Hospice to host volunteer training

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice will hold a training course for new volunteers interested in assisting hospice patients and their families in homes or at Southeastern Hospice House.

Prospective volunteers are required to attend all sessions, which will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11 through Sept. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southeastern Hospice House, located at 1100 Pine Run Drive in Lumberton. Lunch will be served at no cost.

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 5.

Volunteers must consent to a background check — paid for by the agency — and a TB skin test and flu vaccination, also provided by the agency.

Each volunteer session is designed to increase awareness of issues important to the care of dying patients and their families, including hospice philosophy, grief, concepts of dying, family dynamics; communication skills; and aging.

Contact Southeastern Hospice Volunteer Program Leader Sheryl Taylor at 910-735-8915 or [email protected] to register or for more information.

Staff report