Hospice seeks caring volunteers

COAST CITIES — The Elizabeth Hospice seeks caring people to participate in the Winter Volunteer Training that will be held three consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Elizabeth Hospice Administrative Office 150 W. Crest St., Escondido.Volunteer training is free and open to the public. Bilingual volunteers, pet therapy volunteers and military veterans are needed. To ensure a place in the volunteer training, contact the Volunteer Department at (760) 737-2050, no later than Jan. 25.

Professional staff at The Elizabeth Hospice teach the comprehensive training classes, addressing issues such as the volunteer role in hospice care, working with non-verbal patients, cultural diversity, complementary therapies, and active listening. Graduates of this volunteer training will serve hospice patients and their family members that live in the graduate’s community.

Another training will be offered in the spring. The Elizabeth Hospice has a 34-year tradition as the premier provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the terminally ill and their families. To learn more about The Elizabeth Hospice, call (760) 737-2050 or visit elizabethhospice.org.

 

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