Brattleboro Area Hospice to host Hospice Care Volunteer Training

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Beginning on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, Brattleboro Area Hospice will offer its Hospice Care Volunteer Training in Bellows Falls, Vt. This 33-hour volunteer training will run Mondays from Sept. 9 to Nov. 18, from 5-8 p.m.

Throughout Windham County, hospice volunteers aid neighbors and their families who are living with life-threatening illnesses. Help may range from running errands to gardening to emotional and practical support. Hospice care volunteers report the work as challenging yet very rewarding. Training topics include hospice philosophy, nuts and bolts of volunteering, ethical issues, reflection on personal attitudes toward death and dying, and grief issues among others. Presenters include professionals from the community as well as hospice staff and volunteers.

Brattleboro Area Hospice serves all of Windham County and receives referrals from the Greater Falls area. In order to better serve people in the northern part of the county, volunteers from the region are needed. Neighbors helping neighbors is the way hospice care works.

Brattleboro Area Hospice is an independent, community-based, nonprofit volunteer organization that provides grassroots, volunteer-staffed programs to supplement and provide alternatives to the professional services utilized by dying and grieving community members.

To request an application for this 11-week training, please call the office at 802-387-2723 or this fall’s facilitator Bettina Berg at 802-387-2723. The application deadline for this training is Aug. 23.

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