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Hospice Volunteers needed for Valley Center


October 09, 2013
The Elizabeth Hospice is looking for patient care volunteers in Valley Center to assist hospice patients and their families.

Fall volunteer training will be held Nov. 18-20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elizabeth Hospice administrative building located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido.

Volunteer training is free and open to the public. Bilingual volunteers, pet therapy volunteers and military veterans are needed.

Professional staff at The Elizabeth Hospice teaches the comprehensive training classes, addressing issues such as the volunteer role in hospice care, working with non-verbal patients, cultural diversity, complementary therapies, and active listening.

Graduates of this volunteer training will serve hospice patients and their family members that live in the graduate's community.

To ensure a place in the Volunteer Training, please contact the Volunteer Department at 760-737-2050, no later Nov. 11. Another training will be offered in the winter.

The Elizabeth Hospice has a 35-year tradition as the premier provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the terminally ill and their families.

Since opening its doors, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided services to more than 83,000 patients and families in northern San Diego County neighborhoods regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more about The Elizabeth Hospice, call 760-737-2050 or visit www.elizabethhospice.org.

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