Southeast Hospice Seeks Volunteers Who Want to Help Others

January 15, 2016
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Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to reach out and help others? Volunteer with Southeast Hospice and become part of a team that provides care, compassion and understanding for terminally ill patients and their families.

As a Southeast Hospice volunteer, you will receive 12 to 15 hours of free training on everything from communication skills and family dynamics to grief and patient/family rights.

Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Pearla Smith says volunteers come from all walks of life but have one thing in common: “to help others and make a positive difference for patients and their families during 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.

For more information about volunteer training in your area, call (573) 335-6208 or 1-888-397-0646 or go online to SEhealth.org/Hospice.