BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – This fall, Brattleboro Area Hospice will offer its Hospice Care Volunteer Training at the Hospice office in Brattleboro. Beginning Sept. 5 and running through Nov. 14, classes will meet once a week Thursdays, from 5:50 – 8:30 p.m.
Hospice volunteers help and support neighbors and their families who are living with life-threatening illnesses throughout Windham County. Help may range from errands and gardening to emotional and physical support. Our volunteers report the work is challenging and very rewarding. Training topics include hospice philosophy, nuts and bolts of volunteering, ethical issues, personal attitudes toward death and dying, and grief issues among others. Presenters include professionals from the community as well as hospice staff and volunteers.
Class size is limited to 12. To request an application for this 11-week training, please call the office at 802-257-0775 or this fall’s facilitator Bettina Berg at 802-387-2723. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 16.