CLINTON — Mercy Hospice, a service of Mercy Medical Center, is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.

Mercy Hospice volunteers call the work inspirational, fulfilling and life changing. They receive great satisfaction from helping others turn hurt into healing by providing companionship. Volunteers help with a wide variety of tasks. Whether it’s holding a hand for comfort, reading, playing music, light shopping, providing companionship or offering vigil support, being a Mercy Hospice volunteer offers the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Providing services in Clinton, Jackson, Whiteside and Carroll counties. Mercy Hospice volunteers can have a flexible schedule. A training class has been scheduled for Feb. 26 and 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Mercy Medical Center – South for all interested people. The session is offered free of charge.

For more information on joining the team or to register for the upcoming training session, call the Mercy Hospice Volunteer line at 244-5496 or email

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