End of life care is so important and many times volunteers give the caregivers a much needed, and appreciated, respite in a great time of need.

A senior citizen holds the hand of a care coordinator. RiverStone Health Hospice is graciously asking for volunteers. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

RiverStone Health Hospice is recruiting new volunteers to assist patients, families and caregivers.

End of life volunteers provide support in many ways, including visiting with dying patients and their families, running errands for them and assisting with bereavement services, helping with the Hospice Home garden and office duties.

“RiverStone Health Hospice volunteers are caring, dedicated, compassionate people. The “work” can be very rewarding and some of our volunteers have been with us for more than 20 years,” said Pat Zellar Communications Coordinator.

Volunteers work on their own desired hours and schedules and don’t need to commit to a certain number of hours in a month or year.

New volunteer training is scheduled for April 13 and 14 at RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th Street.
If you’re interested, call Sarah Rachac, RiverStone Health Hospice volunteer coordinator for more information at 406-247-3313.