Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County invites interested community members to consider volunteering to support hospice patients and families in Shelby County. Applications are now being accepted for a new volunteer orientation slated for September.
Hospice volunteers play a vital role with the care teams serving hospice patients and their families, providing respite care, caregiver relief, companionship, shopping, delivery of medications and supplies, massage, beautician and barber services, and gardening. Volunteers also serve as educators about hospice services in the community, create Memory Bears for loved ones, visit with pet assisted therapy animals, and play a key role in honoring hospice patients who are Veterans. Volunteers also provide clerical and office support, serve as receptionists, assist with fundraising events and data entry.
“Our volunteers are essential to our mission to celebrate the lives of the patients and families we serve,” says Amy LeVan, Director of Volunteer Services and Human Resources Specialist with Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. “There are always opportunities for volunteers interested in direct patient contact and care to serve, with flexibility in the time and location they can serve.”
Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is currently serving an average of about 150 patients per day across Miami, Shelby, Darke, Champaign and Montgomery counties.
A training session for new hospice volunteers is scheduled at Dorothy Love Retirement Community for September 16 from 9 am to 4 pm in the Bennett Conference Room in the Administrative Wing of the main building. To begin the application process, please click here or call 937-335-5191.