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New Volunteer Training for Family Support Volunteers - October/November Evenings

Are you a good listener who enjoys being with other people? Have you been looking for a way to have an impact on someone else’s life? If so, please consider becoming a volunteer for Regional Hospice and Palliative Care.  Spending time with a volunteer often allows patients to forget about their medical issues and focus on enjoying activities.  Whether playing cards, looking at family photos, running errands, providing caregivers with a break or listening to a patient tell his or her stories, it is meaningful time together for both the patient and the volunteer. Family support volunteers provide companionship for patients and much-needed respite for caregivers, typically 2 to 4 hours per week.

The October/November Family Support Volunteer Training class takes place over 6 evening sessions:

  • Monday, October 29th – 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Tuesday, October 30th – 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Monday, November 5th – 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Tuesday, November 6th – 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Wednesday, November 7th – 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Thursday, November 8th – 5 PM to 9 PM

You must attend all 6 classes to complete the training.

All interested volunteers must:

  • Fill out an application online (Complete Here)
  • Schedule an interview & be offered a spot in the class
  • Submit three references
  • Complete a background check

Class Size is Limited, So Apply Early!

Any Questions or to Schedule An Interview, Please Contact:
Mary Beth Hickey, Volunteer Director
203-702-7415 MHickey@RegionalHospiceCT.org

Laura Cordeira, Volunteer Manager
203-702-9558 LCordeira@RegionalHospiceCT.org

Dates: October 29, 2018 - November 14, 2018
Time:All day