Catawba Regional Hospice Trains New VolunTeens

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.

Front Row (l-r): Sarah Smith, Angela Barnes, Katie Roseman, Athene Parker, Betsy Walker, Tessa Miller, Ashley Reep, Ayla Kiser, Leah Reese Back Row (l-r): Kailee Ritch (previously trained), Taylor Ingle, Madison Brinkley, Cappy Sigmon, Caroline Millar, Caleb Shronce, Seth Ingle Not Pictured: Karissa Ewing, Kirsten Grindstaff, Taylor Jackson, Sydney Jones, Rachel Nix

Front Row (l-r): Sarah Smith, Angela Barnes, Katie Roseman, Athene Parker, Betsy Walker, Tessa Miller, Ashley Reep, Ayla Kiser, Leah Reese

Back Row (l-r): Kailee Ritch (previously trained), Taylor Ingle, Madison Brinkley, Cappy Sigmon, Caroline Millar, Caleb Shronce, Seth Ingle

Not Pictured: Karissa Ewing, Kirsten Grindstaff, Taylor Jackson, Sydney Jones, Rachel Nix

Any teenager interested in volunteering for Catawba Regional Hospice is encouraged to contact Angie Ingle at 828.466.0466 or via volunteer@pchcv.org.