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Hospice in need of caring volunteers

May 14, 2007

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Agency: Douglas County Visiting Nurses/Hospice Care

Contact: 843-3738

Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice Care in Douglas County is in need of hospice volunteers to support patients and relatives during the end-of-life stage.

Volunteers are needed to converse with patients, prepare light meals, reposition bedfast patients, read aloud to patients, assist with letter writing, and act as a supportive friend and helper to patients and their families.

For more information, contact Steve Satterfield at 843-3738.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Girls Scouts of Kaw Valley is in need of a minimum of 15 volunteers to lead summer programs through the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. To learn more, contact Melissa Mackey at 1-800-432-0286 or mmackey@girlscouts.net.

¢ Lawrence Therapy Services seeks volunteers to assist children with disabilities participating in summer camp activities. Volunteers will be directed by occupational, physical and speech therapists to assist with fine and gross motor skills activities and speech and social interactions. To help, contact Jennifer Woerner at 842-0656 or jenniferw@lawrencetherapyservices.com.

For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court, Room 200, at 865-5030 or <a href="mailto:info@rhvc.org">info@rhvc.org</a>. Opportunities are also online at <a href="http://www.rhvc.org">www.rhvc.org</a>.

Comments

Tandava 10 years, 7 months ago

It is extremely unfortunate, but true, that Hospice Care in Douglas County has got some very serious internal problems. Over the last ten years or so, many very good, dedicated, and selfless people -- directors, nurses, volunteer coordinators, as well as volunteers -- have left Hospice Care in Douglas County because of various administrative and management problems. Being a hospice volunteer is, in general, a great service, but there are other hospices here in Lawrence at which one would be better able to help.

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