TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., (July 11, 2017) – Arbor Hospice is seeking caring and compassionate individuals to donate their time as volunteers in the Traverse City area. The nonprofit organization will hold a training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10850 E. Traverse Hwy. in Traverse City for those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer.
Headed by Arbor Hospice’s volunteer program manager, Kathy Lietaert, community members who are interested in providing patient companionship will learn about patient care, as well as information about the nonprofit hospice agency, its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience. While patient care will be the focus of this session, pet therapy and military-focused volunteers are also welcome to attend, as Arbor Hospice is always looking to serve the needs of veteran patients.
The Arbor Hospice volunteer program shapes each contributor’s experience to accommodate their availability and preferences. The training session offers the opportunity to build relationships, develop new skills, and ultimately make a difference in the community.
“Arbor Hospice is always looking for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients,” said Lietaert. “It’s amazing how the simplest of gestures from our volunteers, from reading a book to lending a listening ear, can impact our patients and their families.”
The training session is open to the public. Please call Kathy Lietaert at 231.779.5409 to register. To submit an online application prior to the session, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/. Paper applications will also be available the day of the session.
For more information about Arbor Hospice, visit www.hom.org
About Arbor Hospice
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Arbor Hospice is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Arbor Hospice Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.