Published: 08/04/2014

Evangelical Hospice Seeks Volunteers – Training Being Held In September

Evangelical Hospice will be holding its annual volunteer training on September 8, 9, and 10, 2014 at the Evangelical Hospice building located at 130 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, from 9 am to 4 pm daily. The class is free for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer.

Hospice volunteers do not need to have experience in healthcare, just a caring heart and a desire to make a difference for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. During the three-day training, various speakers will present all aspects of hospice care and allow interested individuals the time they need to ask questions and get answers related to hospice care.

Hospice volunteers provide both direct patient support and behind-the-scenes assistance. Volunteers can lend support to patients and their families by providing respite, visiting, listening, running errands, and assisting with meals. They provide bereavement services to caregivers – such as regular calls to those who have experienced a loss, administrative assistance in the Hospice office, support at special events that raise funds for the program, and more.

Evangelical Hospice and its volunteers have been serving the community and its surrounding areas for 25 years.

For more information on what it means to be a Hospice volunteer and to sign up for the training sessions, call 570-522-2550 to speak to a member of the Hospice team.

Evangelical employs approximately 1,626 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming Counties.