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Hospice of Lubbock Seeks Volunteers

Hospice of Lubbock Seeks Volunteers

The organization has implemented a special veterans volunteer program.

Hospice of Lubbock needs Direct Patient Volunteers. To be certified as a Direct Patient Volunteer, one must complete 16 hours of training offered by Hospice of Lubbock staff to prepare for sharing this special end-of-life time with Hospice of Lubbock patients and families.

Training will be 6-10 p.m. Jan. 29, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jan. 30, and 1-5p.m. Jan. 31 at the Hospice of Lubbock conference room, 3702 21st, on the northwest corner of 21st Street and Louisville in the Louisville Place Building. All 16 hours are required for the volunteer to be certified.

Hospice of Lubbock volunteers provide support and care for persons in the last phases of disease in order for them to live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Because one in four dying Americans is a veteran, Hospice of Lubbock has implemented a Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer program. “People who have common life experiences usually begin to trust each other,” said Cheryl Presley, volunteer services coordinator. “We encourage veterans to volunteer with us so they can share experiences with veteran patients. When veterans interact their common language and experience can form a strong relational bond.”

Potential volunteers are encouraged to contact Hospice of Lubbock at 795-2751.

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