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Training set for hospice volunteers
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STOCKTON, Illinois - Joann Robinson, director of Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois, serving Stephenson, Jo Daviess and Carroll counties, encourages anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer to sign up for the hospice training program.

The next series of classes will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 1 and will run for the next five consecutive weeks, through March 29, at the volunteer office,105 S. Main St.

To register, call 815-947-3260 or email the hospice office at

Following the successful completion of these classes and upon fulfilling the state requirements for hospice volunteerism, participants may be asked to serve in various ways, depending on their capacity, skill level and desire.

Volunteers may be asked to provide relief for a family member by coming to the home to visit, read, watch TV or simply be a calming voice or an attentive listener for their loved one.

Through Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois, hospice offers families and their loved ones a chance to experience the final days together at home or in their care facility at no cost.

There are no restrictions for volunteers based on race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation or national origin.

Once a volunteer meets all the criteria, a hospice staff member will make the assignment based on interest and needs of the program and the families in need.