Hospice to hold volunteer training session in June

LAURINBURG ‚ Hospice of Scotland County will host training sessions in June for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a hospice volunteer.

Scotland_HospiceThe first session on Tuesday, June 9 is open to everyone, and provides a broad overview of hospice and the various roles volunteers can play within the organization.

The next three sessions — on Thursday, June 11Tuesday, June 16; and Thursday, June 18 — will be for prospective volunteers who decide they would like to work specifically with hospice patients and families.

Training is free and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hospice of Scotland County’s office, 610 Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg on these dates. A light dinner will be served each evening.

There are many ways to volunteer with Hospice of Scotland County, such as visiting with patients, working at fundraising events, or helping out in the office. By enrolling in the upcoming training session, prospective volunteers can learn about hospice care and how they can contribute their time and talents.

“Because there are so many different ways to volunteer with hospice, we encourage anyone who thinks they might be interested to attend training,” says Carol Lee, director of volunteer services at Hospice of Scotland County. “The rewarding part of volunteering with Hospice is the knowledge you are making a positive difference for individuals and families who are facing a life-threatening illness.”

In addition to Scotland County, the organization serves patients in Hoke, Richmond and Robeson counties in North Carolina, and Marlboro, Chesterfield and Dillon counties in South Carolina. Residents of these counties are encouraged to attend volunteer training and make a difference in their local communities.

Space is limited, and participants must register beforehand. To register for the volunteer training, or for questions, contact Lee at Hospice of Scotland County at 910-276-7176, or e-mail her at clee@scothosp.org. More information about being a Hospice volunteer can be found by visiting www.scotlandhospice.org, and clicking on the “Our Volunteers” link.

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