Volunteer with Hospice: Help Patients and Families Face Death, Gain Life Wisdom

David W. Flash

21762424_1619403051445637_2759155122379959902_oHospice Brazos Valley is a wonderful community organization run by great people. I was blessed to get to volunteer with them for two years and the experience was very rewarding. It changed the way I look at life.

If you are a client of Hospice Brazos Valley, you can be assured the volunteers are well trained and vetted. 18 hours of training and a background check were required before I got to volunteer with patients or even in the office.

Hospice brings the patients in their care flowers every week, and they always need volunteers to deliver flowers and visit lots patients briefly. They also always have need for front office help, preparing mailings, training materials, etc. Their volunteer list-serve alerts approved volunteers to needs via email. Often a patient of caregiver will request a volunteer for a specific, one-time tasks such as reading to a patient, taking them to the…

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