Cedar Community's Hospice Needs Caring Volunteers
Cedar Community is looking for compassionate and caring individuals who are good listeners to serve as volunteers for Cedar Community’s hospice program. Hospice volunteers receive eight hours of training and provide patients with companionship by spending time visiting with them in their private homes, participating in a favorite hobby such as playing cards or reading. Volunteers are an important part of the hospice team, helping provide emotional and social support for those facing a terminal illness.
Each hospice volunteer is assigned to one patient and typically visits with him or her a few hours per week for as long as they wish in the patient’s own home. Our hospice volunteers can’t say enough about their hospice volunteer experience, “I cherish every moment I spend with my hospice patients. Each is so special in their own way,” said KC Laycock.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a hospice volunteer or other volunteer opportunities available should contact Bonnie Amerling, Volunteer Coordinator, at 262.306.4218.
Cedar Community’s hospice program helps provide dignity, comfort and compassion to individuals with a life-limiting illness. Hospice serves patients in their private homes, assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility in Washington, Ozaukee, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Waukesha and Sheboygan counties. For more information, visit cedarcommunity.org.