Arbor Hospice seeks volunteers to help comfort patients
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Volunteers are used in numerous ways by Arbor Hospice. They can provide companionship to patients by sitting with them, reading books to them and playing music, as well as helping staff with the pet therapy program and office filing.
A round of mandatory training sessions are about to begin. The training sessions total 18 hours and fully prepare volunteers to assist patients.
For volunteers interested in helping at The Residence of Arbor Hospice at 2366 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor, there are two series of training sessions available:
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19, 21 and 26, as well as 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28
- 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 30
For volunteers interested in helping patients within their homes, the following training session is available:
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23, 26, 30 and Oct. 3
The only requirement for volunteers is that they complete the training sessions and have not experienced a death of a loved one within the past year. Arbor Hospice conducts background checks of all its volunteers.
To find out additional information about how to volunteer with Arbor Hospice, call (734) 794-5396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.