Hospice of Queen Anne’s Announces Fall Volunteer Training Classes

Hospice of Queen Anne’s is holding training for new volunteers on three consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hospice Center, 255 Comet Drive in Centreville. Individuals who are interested in providing care and support to hospice patients in the Hospice Residence, private homes or assisted living facilities need to complete this 3-session training program. Registration forms must be received by Sept. 2 to be eligible for the training.

Patient care volunteers provide companionship and a listening ear to patients. They can assist in locating community resources, contact family members and friends, or read aloud. Something as simple as holding a hand, playing cards or listening to music are some of the activities patients enjoy. Community outreach, education and event volunteers are also needed at this time.

When you become a volunteer for Hospice of Queen Anne’s, there is a place for you. Whether you choose to work directly with patients and families, serve on a committee, make a presentation, organize mailings for bereaved families, or prepare patient meals in the Hospice Residence, you can make a difference in someone’s life, including your own.

To register for volunteer training or inquire about other opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Deb Gilmer at 443-262-4112 or dgilmer@hospiceofqueenannes.org. For additional information about hospice care, visit the website at www.hospiceofqueenannes.org.