ELIZABETHTOWN — Lower Cape Fear Hospice, a nonprofit, is in need of volunteers to help families in Bladen County.
Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and much-needed emotional support for families and patients with advanced illnesses.
Volunteers serve as caring friends to people in need. They offer companionship, visit or read to patients, listen, hold a hand, run errands, allow caregivers to rest, and help patients tell their life stories.
Hospice volunteers help patients where they live — in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers can also help the agency with administrative support, assist with special events and provide community outreach by sharing Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s message.
Prospective volunteers must complete orientation. Upcoming orientation sessions will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26, 28 and 30 at LCFH Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad St., in Elizabethtown. Prospective volunteers are asked to attend all three sessions.
Sessions will cover the basics of hospice care, communication skills, spirituality at the end of life, veteran-to-veteran volunteering, dealing with grief, advance care planning and more.
For more information or to register for volunteer training, contact Lisa Clark, community outreach coordinator, at 910-620-2264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacey Manning is the public relations/communications manager for Lower Cape Fear Hospice.