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Hospice volunteer coordinator comes on board
Jennifer Cleverdon started as the Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice of Kitsap County on Aug. 9.
Cleverdon has been involved with Hospice related-activities since she was 18, when she answered an ad in the paper to visit with patients.
While attending college for a psychology degree, she completed an internship with the director of volunteers for Community Hospice Care.
Prior to her new position, Cleverdon worked at St. Raphael’s Hospice, London U.K. in the fundraising department. For seven years she worked with trusts, grants, legacies and ‘in-memory’ giving.
She started work at the Kitsap center in January 2013 after moving from London with her husband and three children. Originally she started as the Development Officer, but once the Volunteer Coordinator position opened, Cleverdon moved into the new position.
“I am really excited about this job having started as a volunteer myself all those years ago,” she said. “I want to make sure patients continue to receive the best care possible and that our volunteers get the support they need to carry on in this valuable role.”
Hospice of Kitsap County is currently in need for volunteers. The next training session is Monday, Oct. 7 and Thurs. Oct. 10 at the Silverdale office. Volunteers are needed for visiting patients. Administrative help is also needed.