Group searching for compassionate volunteers

By Christine Rumleskie

A local group is searching for volunteers to bring comfort to some of the City’s most vulnerable citizens.

The Fort St. John and District Palliative Care Society has put out the call for Visiting Volunteers.

Volunteer and Board member Jennifer Robbins says the volunteers spend time with individuals who are facing life-threatening illnesses.

She says the best traits a volunteer can have is patience and understanding.

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Visiting Volunteers work with a team of health-care professionals to provide comfort and support to the individual and the family members affected.

Duties range from running errands to simply having a conversation with the patient.

Robbins helps out from time-to-time, and she says volunteers learn to cope through compassion.

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A six-week course is being held to train anyone who is interested. It will be held six hours a week, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning in April.

To help out, volunteers can call 250-787-2814 and leave a message.

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