Optimal Hospice seeking volunteers in Kern County

Credit: Optimal Hospice

Optimal Hospice is seeking volunteers in Bakersfield and other areas of Kern County, including Lake Isabella, Taft, Arvin, Lamont, Delano and Shafter.

A new volunteer orientation will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8.

Volunteers are needed for patient family respite, facility patient companionship, bereavement program support, hairstyling, Carepals pet therapy, karaoke singing, veteran-to-veteran program support, and seamstress program support.

Training is free, and Optimal Hospice said it will work around volunteers' schedules. Bilingual speakers and interns are encouraged to call.

To reserve a seat, call the volunteer department at (661) 716-4000.

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