Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our three Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. As a vital part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s team, volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort; help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, and meal preparation; run errands; make phone calls; help with clerical work; attend health fairs; make presentations. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.
The next series of volunteer classes will be held at Hospice of the Western Reserve, 2173 N. Ridge Road E., Lorain, OH 44055, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 26, 28, October 3 and 5, from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Non-clinical volunteers attend only the first four hours on September 26, while most other volunteers attend all classes. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call the volunteer team at 216.255.9090. It is required to wait 12 months after experiencing a significant loss before volunteering directly with patients.
About Hospice of the Western Reserve
Hospice of the Western Reserve is a community-based, non-profit agency providing comfort and emotional support to patients and their families. The agency cares for people in a variety of settings, including the home, hospital, long-term care facility, David Simpson Hospice House overlooking Lake Erie, Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake and Hospice of Medina. For more information, visit hospicewr.org or call 800.707.8922.