Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

October 25, 2013

Interested in volunteering?

The Daily Iowegian

---- — Care Initiatives Hospice is looking for volunteers.

Here are some common myths about volunteering for hospice care:

Myth 1: As a hospice volunteer I am on my own.

Reality: Care Initiatives Hospice volunteers are an important part of the interdisciplinary team.

Volunteers receive extensive training and support.

Myth 2: Hospice Volunteers are required to travel great distances.

Reality: It is the choice of the volunteer to determine what travel they will offer. Likely there are many opportunities to volunteer within your own community.

We take into account your special interests, skills and availability.

Care Initiatives Hospice - Albia serves these communities and surrounding areas: Albia, Bloomfield, Chariton, Centerville, Corydon, Fairfield, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa.

Myth 3: Hospice volunteers only do patient care.

Reality: While volunteers that directly work with patients and their families are always appreciated, there are many other ways to volunteer.

Some examples include: performing office tasks, running errands, making meals, writing letters, working out of doors (mowing, yard work, shoveling), or performing light household tasks.

Myth 4: It is difficult to become a volunteer.

Reality: You may volunteer on a short or long-term basis.

Simply contact our volunteer coordinator to learn more about the application process.

The volunteer coordinator in our area is Sheree Andrews, (641) 932-3488 or