NEW ALBANY — Hosparus Health of Southern Indiana is looking for volunteers to help patients and families facing serious illness in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Scott, and Washington counties. The nonprofit organization will host its next free training on Monday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 502 Hausfeldt Lane in New Albany.

Hosparus Health was founded by volunteers 45 years ago, and they still play a vital role in providing compassionate care, comfort, and support to seriously ill patients and their caregivers to this day. “There are a variety of opportunities to choose from, and we work hard to match volunteers according to their interests,” said Volunteer Manager Vonya Gresham. “Our volunteers provide companionship to patients, respite to their caregivers, bereavement care, veteran-to-veteran companionship, and community outreach. We currently need patient care volunteers who visit patients wherever they call home.

Interested volunteers should apply at Participants must register to attend a training session. Volunteers unable to join the March training are encouraged to apply now and participate in a later session. All volunteers must provide documentation for COVID-19 vaccination before starting. For questions or general information about additional volunteer opportunities at Hosparus Health, contact Volunteer Manager Vonya Gresham at or 812-542-2809.