NORTHUMBERLAND - SUN Home Hospice is seeking volunteers. Free training will be provided from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and 26 and March 5, in Northumberland. Additional training sessions are planned for May and September.

Volunteers are needed from all walks of life. Those who commit to hospice volunteering find it extremely rewarding. They help add quality to the lives of patients and families. Those willing to share talents such as music, writing, crafts or conversation are especially needed. Volunteers are not asked to provide medical care.

The hospice concept provides care and dignity to those with life-limiting illnesses and helps families during and after that time. Hospice care is a loving way to keep families together and affirm life. It emphasizes quality of life, not length. Hospice empowers patients to live fully, while including families and loved ones in giving care. Volunteers play a large role in making this happen.

SUN Home Hospice invites community members to become volunteers. Those interested or needing additional information may contact Carrie Stine at or 1-800-634-5232, extension 1450.