GOSHEN, Ind. - Goshen Home Care and Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide comfort, support and companionship to hospice patients and their families in Elkhart, La Grange, Noble, and Kosciusko Counties. Volunteers from the following areas are encouraged to apply – Goshen, Syracuse, Middlebury, Millersburg, Bristol and Ligonier.
Volunteers are required to take free training classes prior to any volunteering. During the training, hospice volunteers will learn about the following:
- Hospice philosophy
- Communication skills
- Emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of dying
- Family dynamics
The hospice training class is six sessions and starts on April 18, 2017. Training sessions are 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. on April 18, 20, 25, 27, May 2 and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on May 4. All meetings will be held at Goshen Hospital and volunteers must attend all six sessions unless prior arrangements have been made.
To submit an application to become a hospice volunteer candidate or for more information, contact Deb Lindemood, volunteer coordinator for Goshen Hospice at (574) 364-1387.
About Goshen Health:
Goshen Health is an award-winning health system that is recognized locally and nationally for its innovation, excellence in patient care and Colleague workplace satisfaction. The organization has achieved these honors by taking a values-driven approach to health care, focusing on compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor.