McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers

October 2, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – McLeod Hospice is offering a new “Hospice Volunteering 101” class for people who are interested in helping hospice patients and/or assisting the hospice support staff.

The volunteer training program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the McLeod Hospice House located at 1203 E. Cheves St. in Florence.

Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. They might make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide companionship by visiting patients either in their homes or at the McLeod Hospice House. They also might provide massage therapy, pet therapy or play the piano or another instrument for patients.

Volunteers perform clerical work (serving as a receptionist for the Hospice House, putting together charts or filing), bake or sew for patients/families or provide gardening skills in the McLeod Hospice Sensory Garden.

As a hospice volunteer, individuals can choose to work directly with patients and families or help in a hundred other ways – making a difference in someone’s life.

McLeod Hospice serves Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Horry, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Lee, Marion, Sumter, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties.

Attendees must register in advance if they plan to participate in the training.

For more information or to register, call Courtney Sullivan, the volunteer coordinator for McLeod Hospice, at 843-777-5667.

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