Kaweah Delta Hospice is looking for volunteers to help provide relief, comfort and hope to patients.
Anyone interested in attending the next volunteer orientation from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday, April 1 and Friday, April 3, must first pass a background check.
Hospice volunteers assist families in a variety of ways including: visiting patients, providing pet-assisted social therapy, foot care, music therapy, transportation, office help and assisting with special events. Volunteers also assist with grief support for children. Additionally, Kaweah Delta Hospice honors veterans through patient services and volunteers. Veterans are invited to join the volunteer team and, whenever possible, they will be assigned to care for veterans so that they can continue to serve comrades in service.
“Hospice could not exist without devoted volunteers,” said Debbie Beringer, Supportive Care Supervisor for Kaweah Delta Hospice. “We’ve had volunteers do everything from play harp for patients to bring pets along for pet therapy. Sometimes it’s just a matter of being there for someone who’s mourning a loved one. ”
To get the process started or learn more about Kaweah Delta Hospice, call Beringer at 559-733-0642.
All volunteers are provided with a two-day orientation, in-service trainings, and ongoing support. Volunteer hours are flexible and based on the patient’s needs and the volunteer’s ability.