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Aultman Hospice Seeking Volunteers

by Tiffany Pellegrene | Aug 20, 2014
The Aultman Hospice program is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to those journeying through their final stages of life and their families. No experience is required because free training is provided. There are two types of volunteer opportunities available, direct support and clinical support.

CANTON, Ohio (Aug.18, 2014) – The Aultman Hospice program is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to those journeying through their final stages of life and their families.

No experience is required because free training is provided. There are two types of volunteer opportunities available, direct support and clinical support.

Direct support volunteers provide hands-on support to patients and provide caregivers with a few hours of respite time. They also provide emotional support, assist with life review and engage in activities the patient is able to enjoy such as playing cards, reading aloud or playing music.

Clinical support volunteers provide clerical and other services that support hospice clinical services. These volunteers may also be trained to work with our bereavement program and hospice chaplain.

“No matter what the task, volunteers are the heart of our program,” explained Aultman Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Becky Shafer. “It’s through their depth of commitment, quality of service and product of their devotion that we are able to fulfill our mission - to provide exceptional care and support to people at the end of life.”

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must attend a series of four training sessions, which are free, but registration is required. The training sessions will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24
  • Friday, Sept. 26
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1
  • Friday, Oct. 3

All sessions will be held at the Compassionate Care Center, located on the Aultman Woodlawn campus, 2821 Woodlawn Ave NW, Canton. To register for the training session, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact Becky at 330-479-2370 or send an email to rshafer@aultman.com.

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