August 17th, 2007

Great River Hospice is offering a four-part volunteer training program for those interested in helping at the new hospice house, scheduled to open Wednesday, Oct. 3. Volunteers will help patients and families and work at the reception desk. .

The volunteer training also will prepare people to work with patients and families in their homes. Hospice volunteers may help the program in many other ways, such as providing food, running errands for families, doing clerical work and planning fund-raisers.

Participants must attend each session. Training is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, on these dates:

• Tuesday, Sept. 4
• Thursday, Sept. 6
• Tuesday, Sept. 11
• Thursday, Sept. 13

Great River Hospice serves patients and families in Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties. It is a service of Great River Medical Center.

Volunteers with previous hospice training also are encouraged to join the Great River Hospice team; only an orientation is required. To receive more information or register for training, please call Great River Hospice at (319) 768-3350, (319) 986-6325 or toll-free (877) 404-4766.