TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., (Oct. 28, 2016) – Arbor Hospice (HOM) invites the community to attend a volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at 10850 E. Traverse Hwy. in Traverse City.
The volunteer training session, held at the Bayview Professional Centre, is intended to train members of the community that are interested in volunteering in patient care, community outreach and administrative services in the Traverse City area.
The volunteer training session is headed by HOM’s volunteer program manager Kathy Lietaert to ensure that patients receive the proper attention and interaction they deserve. The training session offers important information about HOM, its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience.
“Volunteers provide many unique services to our patients here at Arbor Hospice,” said Lietaert. “Our volunteers genuinely enjoy spending time with patients and often share that their involvement is one of the most rewarding experiences that they’ve been a part of.”
HOM’s volunteer program shapes each contributor’s experience to reflect their preferences and availability. The training session offers the opportunity to develop new skills, build relationships and ultimately make a difference in the community.
The training session is open to the public and attendance is free.
To submit an online application prior to the session, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/ or call Kathy Lietaert at 231.779.5409. 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.