Fourteen new volunteers recently completed a 16-hour orientation program at Hernando-Pasco Hospice. As volunteers, they will perform various duties to include providing companionship for patients and families in the South Pasco area. The new volunteers are Estelle Gernson, Jim Giles, Evelyn Hagaman, Claudine Landrum, Abraham Ouano, Matthew Ouano, Edward Poroski, Jane Coleman, Marge Deluco, Norma Harvey, Jimmy Moreau, Mark Blair, Bill Vandeck and Carol Wagner. Hospice welcomes volunteers who can offer life experiences and any of a variety of skills. Orientation classes are held at at various times and locations throughout the year. To request a volunteer application or additional information about volunteer opportunities, call (727) 863-9522 or (727) 849-2629.
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