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Barnabas Health Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center Offers Volunteer Training

02/17/2014

Beginning on Tuesday, April 8, Barnabas Health Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center will host a free ten-week volunteer training program in Toms River for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. Each of the ten sessions will be held on a Tuesday evening, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Bayview Corporate Center located at 1433 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. Programs will be held on April 8, 15, 22 and 29; May 6, 13, 20 and 27; and June 3 and 10.

The volunteer training program is designed to give participants an understanding of the needs of patients and families who are coping with advanced illness. Upon completion of the program, volunteers will be connected with patients in close proximity to where they reside. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Barnabas Health Van Dyke Hospice office in Toms River, as well as in patient homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Hours are flexible and designed to accommodate your schedule and availability.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register to attend, please contact Liz Dorick at 732-557-7021 or edorick@barnabashealth.org.

About Barnabas Health Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center Comfort the Patient. Heal the Family.TM

The health care team at Barnabas Health Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center is privileged to serve patients and their families during one of the most personal times of their lives. Specially trained experts in end-of-life care are honored to provide comprehensive and compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care at a time when it is needed most. Our programs, which serve infants, children, adults and the elderly, honor the individual choices and values of each patient and family, while offering full access to the broad array of services provided by Barnabas Health. For more information, please visit www.barnabashealthhospice.org.

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