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Hospice hosts volunteer orientation training

March 15, 2019

ASHLAND — Community Hospice has scheduled a new Volunteer Orientation training. The two-day session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21. The sessions will be held at the Community Hospice office located at 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland.

Although volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, there is a particular need for those interested in providing short in-home caregiver breaks, emotional support and companionship visitation, nursing home visits, chaplains providing spiritual support, and at our Care Center as a greeter/receptionist or working with the hospitality cart. Volunteers determine when and how often they are available to assist — a few hours a week or just occasionally. All volunteers must complete the required training to be certified.

Community Hospice currently has more than 200 active volunteers in its ninecounty service area — Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence, Elliott, Martin and Johnson counties in Kentucky, along with Lawrence and Scioto counties, Ohio. If you are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer or to reserve your space, contact Andrea Arnett, director of volunteers, at 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.