Hospice volunteers needed immediately

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DANVILLE -- Advocate Hospice, a locally owned and operated hospice agency, has immediate need for hospice volunteers in Avon, Brownsburg, Danville, Plainfield, Greencastle, Lebanon and Greenwood.

"The support hospice volunteers provide to terminally ill patients and their caregivers and families is greatly needed and appreciated," President Linda Richardson said. "Families can become overwhelmed as the disease progresses. Volunteers can make all the difference by staying with the patient for a few hours at a time and providing families and caregivers some freedom to do other things, such as running errands or taking a break."

Hospice volunteers often read to the patient, converse, play games, perform light housekeeping or cooking, or make crafts and decorations for the patient's home. Other much-needed volunteer opportunities are available in the Advocate Hospice office assisting with paperwork, answering the phone or other office duties.

All volunteers receive special training through the Advocate Hospice Volunteer Training Program. If you would like to help the residents in your community, contact volunteer coordinator James Paino at (317) 745-5147 or visit www.advocatehospice.com to learn more about the company.

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