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Center for Hospice Care looking for volunteers in Kosciusko, Elkhart and LaGrange counties

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 23, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.

ELKHART — Center for Hospice Care needs volunteers in Kosciusko, Elkhart, and LaGrange counties and will offer training sessions from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 10, 12, 19, 25 and 27 at Center for Hospice Care, 22579 Old U.S. 20 East.

No previous health care experience is necessary. Training focuses on hospice philosophy, communication skills, spirituality, family dynamics, patient care and bereavement.

After completing the 15 hours of training, volunteers may assist patients and families with respite, transportation, laundry, errands, companionship or bereavement. Volunteers will serve patients in their homes, in nursing homes or in office or clerical roles.

Individuals with licensure/certification in massage therapy, hair styling, pet visitation skills or notary public licensure are also needed.

Scheduling is flexible and daytime training options are offered in South Bend. To register contact Valorie Eads at 286-1198 or email eadsv@centerforhospice.org.