HMC Hospice of Medina County, a Hospice of the Western Reserve affiliate, is seeking volunteers to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our three Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. As a vital part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s team, volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort; help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, and meal preparation; run errands; make phone calls; help with clerical work; attend health fairs; make presentations. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.
The next series of volunteer classes will be held at Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256, on Mondays and Wednesdays, February 11, 13, 18 and 20, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Non-clinical volunteers attend only the first four hours on February 11, while most other volunteers attend all classes. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call the volunteer team at 216.255.9090. It is required to wait 12 months after experiencing a significant loss before volunteering directly with patients.