Volunteers Needed for Local Hospice, Training’s Coming Up

A training session is coming up next month to be a volunteer for the Sheridan hospital’s hospice program.

According to a release from Sheridan Memorial Hospital, the training for Hospice of the Big Horns will consist of four session extending into January. Volunteers provide respite in hospice homes so caregivers can take a break, according to the release, but do have flexible hours and can participate in a variety of ways. They can work for up to six hours a week in one-to-three hour increments, work in the office or help out at various activities.

During the training session, prospective volunteers will learn what’s expected and their role as part of the hospice team. Topics to be covered will include how to develop good listening skills, recognize grief and provide emotional support. Hospice volunteers are chosen following the training through a screening process. For more information, or to pickup an application, stop by the hospital on Fifth Street or call the hospital office. The number is 307-672-1083.


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