Local hospice will train volunteers

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BRATTLEBORO — This fall Brattleboro Area Hospice will offer its Hospice Care Volunteer Training at the Hospice office in Brattleboro. Beginning on September 5 and running through November 14, classes will meet once a week on Thursdays from 5:50 to 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. 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, call the office at 802-257-0775 or this fall's facilitator Bettina Berg at 802-387-2723. The application deadline is Friday, August 16.

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