Southeast Hospice Seeks Volunteers Who Want to Help Others

February 23, 2015

Do you have a desire to help others? Volunteer with Southeast Hospice and become part of a team that provides care, understanding and appreciation of terminal patients and their families.

Southeast Hospice provides 12 to 15 hours of training for volunteers on everything from communication skills and family dynamics to grief and patient/family rights.

Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Pearla Smith says, “Our volunteers come from all walks of life. All have one common thread: to help others and make a difference for patients and their families in a very difficult time.”

Smith adds, “Whether it’s providing companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping with community outreach and fundraising, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work of Southeast Hospice.”

Besides volunteers, the Southeast Hospice team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, ministers and nurse assistants. Southeast Hospice serves patients and their families in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties, and portions of Stoddard, Mississippi and New Madrid counties.

To learn more about Hospice volunteer opportunities, call (573) 335-6208 or 1-888-397-0646, or visit SEhealth.org/Hospice.