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Fox Valley hospice needs volunteers

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 5:17 p.m. CST

GENEVA – Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is in need of volunteers to serve clients in the Fox Valley area. 

Those interested should contact the organization by March 21 to participate in the new volunteer orientation Wednesday, March 26.

Bereavement care training will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29; 6 to 9 p.m. April 2; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5. (Attendance to all sessions is required.) Sessions will take place at Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

The organization provides an extensive, ongoing training program for both patient care and bereavement volunteers, with access to trained professionals always available.

“Volunteers are a vibrant and integral part of FVVH.  Our volunteers are out in the community, working with those with life-threatening illnesses and their families, or with the bereaved, following the death of a loved one,” said Adriana Torres, manager of volunteer services for Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, in a news release. “Through training and support, we give our volunteers the tools they need to help their clients, and many continue to work with Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice for years.”

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice serves Kane and Kendall counties, and parts of DuPage, Cook and McHenry counties. All services are provided free of charge.

For more information on volunteering for the organization, contact Adriana Torres at 630-232-2233, ext. 227. For more information, visit www.fvvh.org.

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