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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS:
Dyan Duncan
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
502.814.5439
dduncan@hosparus.org

Laura Harbolt
Vice President of Volunteer Services and Leadership
lharbolt@hosparus.org

Be a Beacon of Hope at Our Free Training for New Volunteers on February 21, 2024

For those looking for a volunteer experience from the heart, Hosparus Health has an opportunity waiting for you. The nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization is hosting a free training session for new volunteers interested in learning more about how they can support community members of all ages facing serious illness on Wednesday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 6200 Dutchmans Lane in Louisville.

Volunteers play a vital role in providing compassionate care, comfort, and support to patients and families throughout Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. Currently, Hosparus Health is especially in need of patient care volunteers, who visit patients wherever they call home.

While many volunteers provide direct patient support, there are a variety of opportunities to choose from. Depending on their interests, volunteers provide presence and support to patients and respite to their caregivers, bereavement care, and veteran-to-veteran companionship. Volunteer managers work closely with each volunteer to find a role that is right for them – making sure they feel confident in their chosen roles and responsibilities. Flexible options are available for those who have limited time each month to give.

Prospective volunteers should apply at hosparushealth.org/volunteers by February 9 for this month’s training. Anyone unable to attend may apply now and register for later training. In Louisville, additional training sessions are on March 23, April 17, May 14, June 7, and July 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dutchmans Lane office. All volunteers must meet certain health criteria and provide COVID-19 vaccination documentation before starting.

For questions, general information, or to inquire about arranging training to suit your schedule, please contact Laura Harbolt at lharbolt@hosparus.org.

About Hosparus Health
Established in 1978, Hosparus Health is one of the nation’s largest and most respected community-based, nonprofit care providers for those facing serious illnesses. For 45 years, the mission-driven organization has championed equitable healthcare access by delivering specialized programs and holistic services across 41 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Through the support of more than 600 employees and over 500 volunteers, Hosparus Health’s person-centered approach is focused on improving the quality of life for over 10,000 patients and families annually. Its interdisciplinary teams provide support for serious illnesses across the continuum, including medical care, symptom and medication management, grief counseling, hospice care, and palliative medicine. For more information about Hosparus Health, please call 800-264-0521 or visit www.HosparusHealth.org.

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