Good Samaritan Hospice needs family support volunteers. Are you looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities?
Good Samaritan Hospice will offer training for new volunteers starting October 19. The training sessions will be held twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for four weeks, ending November 12. They will be held at the hospice office at 2408 Electric Road, SW, Roanoke.
Hospice Family Support Volunteers work directly with our terminally ill patients and their families visiting for 2 to 4 hours each week. They are often asked to sit with patients while their families run errands or take needed time away. They bring loving companionship to homebound patients or those in facilities. No experience is needed, only a caring heart.
Applications may be obtained by calling our office at (540) 776-0198 and asking for Becky Harris or Lindy Waterbeck. Or you may email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindy at email@example.com. More information is listed on our website at www.goodsamhospice.org. Deadline for pre-registration for the Roanoke training is October 12.
Office Volunteers are also needed for clerical support or to answer phones in both the Roanoke and Christiansburg offices. No training is required to assist in these areas.
Good Samaritan Hospice Offers
*New Group for those suffering the loss of a loved one
Making sense of the remaining pieces of our lives when we’ve experienced a loss can be daunting. At Puzzle Pieces, you’ll benefit from the fellowship and support of others with similar experiences, guided by a trained counselor.
Puzzle Pieces is a free monthly program, open to the entire community. Starting, Wednesday, October 20, the class will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. and will continue to meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Good Samaritan Hospice, 776-0198. Meeting Location: Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Rd. Roanoke.
Submitted by Cindy Hagerman