CAMBRIDGE — There are many reasons to become a volunteer. One of the most rewarding is the feeling of knowing you are making a difference in the lives of people in our community.

You can do that by becoming a Hospice of Guernsey volunteer. Hospice volunteers can help in a multitude of ways from providing companionship to patients, clerical work, making bereavement calls, driving fundraisers and even honoring our veterans. All Hospice volunteers impact the lives of patients and their families directly or indirectly. Everyone has their own set of special skills that make them an invaluable member of the team.

Hospice of Guernsey will be offering a Volunteer Class on May 2 and 3. This will be a two-day course and will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. In this course, learn about all the aspects of the Hospice of Guernsey team, health and safety information, and valuable information that will help you support patients and their families.

If you would like to become a volunteer, or would like additional information on how you can make a difference, contact Kathi Williams, Volunteer coordinator, at 740-432-7440.

About Hospice of Guernsey Inc.

Hospice of Guernsey, Inc., the area’s only non-profit hospice, was incorporated in 1984 with their first patient being seen in February of 1985. Since that time, Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. has served more than 3,000 terminally ill patients in Guernsey, Noble, and western Belmont counties. Hospice care permits patients to stay in their home or place of residence, surrounded by family and friends.

Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. employs over 25 staff members including a medical director, registered nurses, certified home health aides, social workers, a chaplain, counselors, and an art therapist/reflexologist along with more than 100 volunteers. Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. is available 24/7 for any questions or concerns. We care for patients in their homes and in nursing home/assisted living facilities. Hospice of Guernsey also provides bereavement care for patients and their families along with the general public.

Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. is Medicare and Medicaid certified and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Health. As members of both state and national hospice and palliative care organizations, Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. is working hard to ensure that quality hospice care will be available in our area for years to come.

Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. serves patients who reside in Guernsey, Noble, and western Belmont counties regardless of their diagnosis, age, gender, race, nationality, creed, sexual orientation, physical condition, or the ability to reimburse for hospice care. Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. also provides language assistance including translated documents and oral interpretation, without charge and in a timely manner.