Community Hospice seeks volunteers

Published 11:46 am Monday, February 23, 2015

ASHLAND, Ky. — Community Hospice has scheduled a new volunteer orientation course.

The three-day session will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 – 5. The sessions will be held at the Community Hospice office located at 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland.

Although volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, there is a particular need for those interested in providing short in-home caregiver breaks, emotional support and visitation, nursing home visits, companionship and reading. Volunteers determine when and how often they are available to assist – a few hours a week or just occasionally. All volunteers must complete the required training to be certified.

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Community Hospice currently has more than 200 active volunteers in their nine county service area — Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence, Elliott, Martin and Johnson counties in Kentucky, along with Lawrence and Scioto counties, Ohio. If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer or to reserve your space, contact LuAnn Vance, director of volunteers, at 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.