Hospice volunteers needed

By on February 20, 2012

FOX VALLEY—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice (FVVH), a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is in need of volunteers to serve clients in the Fox Valley area. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed. Interested parties must contact FVVH by Feb. 27 to participate in the spring training program.

Patient care volunteers work with hospice patients and their families to help ease the burden, providing companionship and emotional, social and spiritual support. Patient care volunteers are part of a team that includes nurses, social workers, chaplains and bereavement counselors.

FVVH provides an extensive, on-going training program for both patient care and bereavement volunteers, with access to trained professionals always available.

“Volunteers are a vibrant and integral part of FVVH. Our volunteers are out in the community, working with those with life-threatening illnesses and their families, or with the bereaved, following the death of a loved one,” said Elise C. Wall, manager of Volunteer Services for FVVH. “Through training and support, we give our volunteers the tools they need to help their clients, and many continue to work with Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice for years.”

For more information on volunteering for FVVH, contact Elise Wall at (630) 232-2233, ext. 219, or e-mail ewall@fvvh.org, or visit www.fvvh.org.