TERRE HAUTE -- Hospice of the Wabash Valley is now offering volunteer education.
The interest and talents of residents are needed to supplement the services of the hospice team. Volunteer activities may include support of a patient and family under the guidance of a registered nurse, fundraising activities, clerical support or special projects.
All volunteers are required to attend education sessions before becoming certified as a Hospice of the Wabash Valley volunteer. The sessions will include instruction in areas relating to living with incurable illness, loss, death and bereavement. One of the principles of the hospice philosophy of care is the use of volunteers as part of the interdisciplinary team.
Hospice of the Wabash Valley was organized in 1982 with the hope of fulfilling a need in the community of care and support for incurably ill patients and their loved ones.
The comprehensive program of care is dedicated to helping patients remain comfortable, alert and able to participate in life as long as possible.
Hospice of the Wabash Valley serves the counties of Vigo, Clay, Sullivan, Parke and Vermillion. Those interested are encouraged to call 1-812-234-2515 or 1-800-216-5692 for more information, or visit www.uhhg.org/vnahospice.