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Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice Volunteer Training Begins Oct. 20

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Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice Volunteer Training Begins Oct. 20

Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice is offering a four-part training for new volunteers to help meet the needs of patients at end of life and their families. It begins Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Earlier this year, Great River Hospice and Fort Madison Community Hospital Hospice became one organization. It serves more than 500 patients per year plus their families throughout southeast Iowa.

Volunteers primarily are needed to visit patients in their homes and health care facilities. They may provide companionship for patients or respite care for caregivers, perform household tasks or run errands. Some volunteers host and support visitors, family members and staff at Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

A four-part training is scheduled from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 20 and 27, and Nov. 3 and 10, at Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Rd., West Burlington. After training, volunteers are responsible for volunteering a minimum of six hours and attending at least three inservice sessions per year.

Potential volunteers 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.

For more information or register, please call Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice in West Burlington, 319-768-3350, or Fort Madison, 319-376-2166.