Delaware Hospice to hold New Volunteer Orientation Jan. 29 in Milford

January 20, 2013

Delaware Hospice invites anyone seeking an enriching volunteer experience to join its program. The next New Volunteer Orientation session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford.

Register for the New Volunteer Orientation by Sunday, Jan. 27, by contacting Ralph Plumley, volunteer coordinator for Sussex County, at 302-856-7717 or at

Delaware Hospice volunteers help out in many ways, including telephone check-up calls, fundraising event organization, and patient and family visits. Special opportunities are available within the Volunteer RN program for retired, unemployed and underemployed nurses.

Many find their experiences personally rewarding and life-changing, as they witness the care provided to loved ones and share moments during this special phase of life.

The New Volunteer Orientation provides individuals with a comprehensive and worthwhile education about hospice and end-of-life care. Topics covered include the clinical and medical aspects of hospice care, hospice philosophy, family dynamics of the terminally ill, importance of caring for oneself while caring for others, adults' and children’s grief, and specifics about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services in the community.

The New Volunteer Orientation is open to anyone in the community who is interested in becoming a hospice volunteer or learning more about hospice. Attendance at the orientation does not obligate anyone to volunteer.

Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided exceptional care and support to 42,000 patients and their families. Its mission is to help each patient, each day, live the fullest, most comfortable life possible. For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or go to


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