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CROSSROADS HOSPICE INVITES VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN THE “HAPPINESS PROJECT”

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St. Louis, MO – Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers throughout the St. Louis area to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to terminally-ill patients and their families in their homes, in assisted living facilities and nursing facilities.  Volunteers are also welcome to help Crossroads staff in the office, including planning a “Gift of a Day,” which asks a patient to describe a perfect day and then makes it a reality.

Volunteers can donate as little as 45 minutes per week and share their favorite activities like reading, card games, playing music, or arts and crafts. They can bring their pets to visit patients or run errands and provide respite for family members. Student volunteers are welcome; they must 16 years or older. 

 “We call our volunteers ‘Ultimate Givers’ because they selflessly give extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families,” says Volunteer Manager Elizabeth Nelson. “Just being a friendly voice or giving caregivers a much-needed break makes a world of difference.  Best of all, our volunteers often gain as much as they give—new relationships, new skills and great satisfaction.”

For more information or to sign up as an “Ultimate Giver,” contact Nelson at 636-735-2000 or elizabeth.nelson@crossroadshospice.com or visit https://www.crossroadshospice.com/hospice-volunteering/hospice-volunteering/. Check out how Crossroads volunteers bring smiles to patients here: http://on.fb.me/15nEwo2.

Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session led by members of the Crossroads team. Potential volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying.

Crossroads Hospice is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered. The mission of Crossroads Hospice is to provide highly unique, comprehensive, and compassionate hospice services to persons experiencing a life-limiting illness and to their caregivers. Visit www.crossroadshospice.com for more information.