I've always admired people who are hospice volunteers because of their sweet, heightened, caring personality traits. Hospice of Lubbock is looking for people with that quality to be direct patient volunteers. You have to go through 12 hours of training to be certified. You'll learn how to share end-of-life time with patients and families in a comfortable compassionate manner. Training starts this weekend. It's scheduled for Friday(6-10pm), Saturday(8am-4 pm) and Sunday(1-5pm) All classes are being held at the Hospice of Lubbock Conference Room, 3702 21st Street. Contact Holly Kennedy Givens, Media Relations Coordinator for Covenant Health System at 806-725-6358, or email her at kennedyhb@covhs.org.