Quad County's Hospice Volunteer Program is growing, and it's because it's easy to sign up and become a part of it. Rachel Springate, who leads the program said it takes a phone call, some short easy training, a few other quick things, and the volunteers are good to go. Springate said when she sends her volunteers out, she gives them a piece of advice. To keep the visit brief
Springate said Quad County has a veteran volunteer program where they have veterans visit patients who are also veterans to help them both feel more comfortable and let them re-live the past.
Springate said Quad County will be flexible with scheduling, but still expects volunteers to come in at least once a week. To volunteer or find more information about all of Quad County's volunteer programs, call their office at 217-562-6380. Springate appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our Shelbyville Studios.