Hospice Volunteer Training Begins April 4

Great River Health-Hospice is looking for additional volunteers to help meet the needs of people at end of life and their families in Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties.

A four-part training is scheduled from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Great River Health-Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Road, West Burlington. Hospice volunteers primarily are needed to visit patients in facilities and in their homes. Volunteers may provide companionship, provide respite care for caregivers, perform household tasks or run errands.

People interested in volunteering must pass a criminal background check and be at least 18 years old. Registration and completion of application materials is required before the training begins.

To receive more information or register for training, please call Great River Health System-Hospice at 319-768-3350 or toll-free 877-404-4766.