volunteers

Funding Available Through June
10:10 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Fort Madison Exiting Volunteer Program

RSVP allows seniors in Fort Madison to volunteer throughout the city.

Fort Madison plans to gradually separate itself from a volunteer program.

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Training Begins Mar. 27
12:37 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Lee County Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Jeri Welch

End-of-life decisions can be the most difficult someone will make.

The need for hospice care and the people who provide it continues to increase, thanks to the “Baby Boomer” generation.

Jeri Welch with the Lee County Health Department describes hospice as comfort care provided at the end of someone’s life.

She says the service can be provided in the home, a nursing home, or a hospital.

Welch says eligibility is based on a doctor declaring a patient has six-months-or-less to live and the patient choosing to allow nature to take its course.

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Volunteers are needed in many capacities
3:32 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Needs Volunteers

Program Dir. Kim Lampitt and board member Dan Yoder

The “Big Brothers/Big Sisters” program for McDonough and Warren Counties has plenty of children who need an adult role model.  There aren't enough adult volunteers to match with the children.

Board member Dan Yoder and program director Kim Lampitt said volunteers fill a gap in the life of a child.  She said most children are nominated by a school teacher.

She said the program has 46 active matches. There are 15 children on the waiting list for an adult mentor.

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