Arkansas Hospice to host volunteer training in Berryville

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Arkansas Hospice, the stateís largest provider of hospice services, will host a volunteer training session in Berryville on Thursday, May 24, for anyone wishing to become a certified hospice volunteer.†

The training will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mercy Medical Arts Room, located at 214 Carter St. in Berryville, and lunch will be provided. Discussion topics will include the history and philosophy of hospice, concepts of death and dying, the role of the volunteer, spirituality, communication skills and handling bereavement.

After completing the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Training Program, certified volunteers are eligible for assignments to hospice patients or families. Other volunteer opportunities include helping with office work and special events and specialized volunteering in other areas, such as sewing and pet therapy. All volunteers must pass a background check and driving record check and provide evidence of a current driverís license and automobile insurance. A tuberculosis skin test and a flu shot are also required if volunteering involves direct contact with patients.

For more information or to register for the session, contact volunteer coordinator Deanna Capon at 870-480-8044 by May 20.

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