Hospice volunteers have unique duties. They spend their time with the terminally ill to provide a listening ear. They may sit in silence, simply to provide a kind presence. They give caregivers the opportunity to attend appointments, go to lunch, or in some cases, just take a nap, knowing that their loved one is not alone.
It takes a special someone to serve as a hospice volunteer. Sometimes, the people who are at first unsure of their talents go on to be the best volunteers, and to find a deep sense of reward in the position. No patient care skills required, only compassion, commitment and a love for people.
Dates for training are: Wednesday September 6th and Thursday September 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group in the second floor conference rooms.