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Covenant Hospice offers training for new volunteers

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Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals and groups to join its award-winning volunteer team. Training workshops will be held from 12:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday, June 16 and Thursday June 19 at the Covenant Hospice Pensacola branch office, located at 2001 N. Palafox as well as 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 21 at the Milton Covenant Hospice branch office, located at 6479 Caroline St. The workshops are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Covenant Hospice Volunteer Training will present an overview of hospice care and volunteer choices. Individuals and groups are needed to provide support for Covenant programs including office work, community outreach, and fundraising. Patient and family support volunteers are needed to provide friendly visits, companionship, breaks for caregivers, light housekeeping, transportation, assistance with yard work or home repair, and more. Active duty military and veteran volunteers are needed to support Covenant’s We Honor Veteran’s Program. Working and retired professionals are also needed to share their expertise.

Covenant provides a flexible volunteer schedule with opportunities for one time, periodic or weekly volunteer assignments. Volunteers receive ongoing educational opportunities and are honored annually for their contributions. To register or to learn more about the Pensacola training, call Barbara Fike at 202-0924; for the Milton training contact Sharon Oakes at 202-5948.

Nearly 2,500 volunteers support 13 branch locations throughout Florida and Alabama. Covenant’s volunteer program received three Awards of Excellence from Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Annual surveys indicate 98% of Covenant’s volunteers are highly satisfied with their volunteer experiences. Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses.