Twenty local teens completed specialized training at Catawba Regional Hospice's Newton campus this summer to become official VolunTeens.
The teens, aged 14-18, submitted applications and teacher recommendations to be considered. Training took place over the course of four afternoons and taught participants about the hospice philosophy and CRH's practices. It also equipped them to visit with patients at the Catawba Valley and Sherrills Ford hospice houses, assist with office administrative work, and help with special projects at patients' homes.
The new class of VolunTeens features students from five local high schools: 10 from Bandys, 5 from South Caldwell, 3 from Fred T. Foard, and 1 each from Bunker Hill and Newton Conover.
Any teenager interested in volunteering for Catawba Regional Hospice is encouraged to contact Angie Ingle at 828.466.0466 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.