BRATTLEBORO >> Sept. 2 is the registration deadline for Brattleboro Area Hospice's hospice care volunteer training, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 20.
This 33-hour volunteer training will run on Tuesday mornings through Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Brattleboro Area Hospice at 802-257-0775 or local to Bellows Falls at 802-460-1142 for an application form or for additional information.
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 physical 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 throughout the area. Neighbors helping neighbors is the way hospice care works.
Brattleboro Area Hospice is an independent, community-based, non-profit volunteer organization that provides grassroots, volunteer-staffed programs to supplement and provide alternatives to the professional services utilized by dying and grieving community members. Visit www.brattleborohospice.org to learn more about the organization.