McLeod Hospice is offering new “Hospice Volunteering 101” classes for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff. The volunteer training programs will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The training in Little River will take place in the McLeod Seacoast Auxiliary Room at 4000 Highway 9 East. The Hartsville training will be held at Welsh Neck Baptist Association, 1048 E. BoBo Newsome Highway.
Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. They may make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide companionship by visiting patients in their homes. Volunteers may also provide massage therapy, pet therapy or play a musical instrument for patients.
A life-limiting illness can be devastating and have far-reaching effects. Patients and their families need a solid support system during this time of crisis. McLeod Hospice provides that support.
The caring spirit and helping hands of hospice volunteers reach out to people in the community. 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.
Attendees must register in advance if they plan to participate in one of the trainings. For more information or to register, please call Volunteer Coordinators Kelly Shooter with McLeod Hospice in Little River at (843) 366-2028 or Courtney Sullivan at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence, (843) 777-5667.