Matthew Gould, Coordinator of Hospice Volunteers for Intermountain healthcare spoke to our club. 
The history of hospice internationally as well as within the United States was given, followed by a thorough explanation of everything that is involved in the process.  The hospice volunteer is one important role that is part of a larger overall patient treatment for someone that is in the end stages of life.  Patients must have 6 months or less to live and exhausted all treatment options (unless it is a child).  The quality of life and dignity to approach death at home among family and friends is what hospice provides.  Not only do they serve the patient but also the caregivers to the patient, whether it is family or friends who simply need a break to recharge themselves.  By being present during and after the process a hospice volunteer can make the transition through the end of life process a better all around experience for all involved.
Volunteers are always needed to support the patients in need.  Training is provided, and the 3-4 hour a week time commitment can be arranged to fit into anyone's schedule.  
If you are interested in learning more about needed to assist with end of life in home care.  Please email Matthew at or call him at 801.622.5065
Link to apply is:

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