Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties announced a volunteer training scheduled for late October and early November.
The free training is slated for Friday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Nov. 4. Persons interested in becoming Hospice volunteers need to attend both days. The training will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day and lunch will be provided.
“We have many volunteer opportunities at Hospice. Just a few examples of things we ask volunteers to do are visiting with patients, assisting with patient chores and running errands, maintaining Hospice facility grounds, doing Hospice building maintenance, and
performing various types of clerical support.”Vicki Proctor, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers are required to complete the training class prior to assisting Hospice. They will then meet individually with the volunteer coordinator to discuss their areas of interest and expertise. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of six hours per year, but most work much more than that.
Throughout the year, Hospice holds several dinners for volunteers. These fun events are a great way for volunteers to get to know each other and to interact with staff members. Hospice also schedules in-service meetings on a variety of interesting topics that are available for volunteers to attend.
Volunteers are required to pass a criminal background check and be at least 18 years old. They also must take a TB test (provided by Hospice) and be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons.
Persons interested in registering for the volunteer training class should call the Hospice office at (641) 682-0684 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.