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Go Beyond the Expected: Become a Caldwell Hospice VolunTEEN!

LENOIR, NC (April 16, 2019) — Are you a high school student looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have the compassionate spirit needed to be a companion for someone’s journey? Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is hosting a 12-hour training over four days in May for high school students who are interested in becoming hospice VolunTEENs. This training will be held May 14, 16, 20, and 22, 2019, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the McCreary Family Professional Center located at the Robbins Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson.

VolunTEENs are vital to Caldwell Hospice. They come to us from diverse backgrounds and fill a variety of needs. Some work directly with residents at long-term-care facilities or patients in our patient care units; others assist with office work, maintain our grounds, and perform a multitude of other tasks to support our organization. Each one is unique, but they all have one desire in common—to make a difference.

To become a VolunTEEN, one must:

  • be a high school student
  • have permission of a parent/guardian
  • be willing to commit 25 volunteer hours a year
  • complete a TB test
  • have transportation
  • complete an application and pre-training interview
  • complete our 12-hour VolunTEEN training

For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Volunteer Support Specialist Cyrstal Burch at 828.754.0101 or volsupport@caldwellhospice.org. Applications are also available from VolunTEEN club sponsors in Caldwell County high schools. Only 35 positions are available. Applications are due by May 3, 2019.