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Hospice Volunteers

The Riverways Hospice program is supported by a number of caring and unique individuals who offer physical, mental, emotional and spiritual support to the patient and the patient's family as they face a terminal illness.

A hospice volunteer might run errands, prepare an occasional meal, sit with a patient while the caregiver takes a much-needed rest, provide transportation, perform clerical duties, participate in fund raisers and other public events.

Volunteers for Riverways Hospice of OMC must be at least 18 years of age. Although no special educational degrees or skills are necessary, volunteers attend a training session which teaches them how to deal with end-of-life issues. There also are opportunities for individual or groups of teens to do support projects for the hospice program.

For more information about how to be a hospice volunteer, contact Riverways Hospice of OMC at 417-256-3133 or E-mail riverways@ozarksmedicalcenter.com.