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Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice Volunteer Training Begins March 1

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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 will begin Wednesday, March 1.

Volunteers primarily are needed to visit patients in their homes and healthcare 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 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on these dates:

  • Wednesday, March 1
  • Friday, March 3
  • Wednesday, March 8
  • Friday, March 10

Training will be at Henry County Health Center in the Health Education Center, 407 S White Street, Mount Pleasant. 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 and to register, please call Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice in West Burlington, 319-768-3350.