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Fall Family Support Volunteer Trainings

re 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 nonprofit agency is hosting a training session for new Family Support Volunteers on the following days: (only have to attend 1 session)

Night time (ALL 6 sessions):  (All 6 nights at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury, CT)

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

Daytime (ALL 3 sessions): (All 3 days at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury, CT)

  • Wednesday, December 5th 9AM to 5PM
  • Thursday, December 6th 9AM to 5PM
  • Friday, December 7th 9AM to 5PM

All interested volunteers must:

  • Fill out an application online at https://regionalhospicect.org/volunteer
  • Schedule and interview
  • Submit three (3) references
  • Complete a background check

To attend training, please contact:

Mary Beth Hickey, Volunteer Director
203.702.7415
mhickey@regionalhospicect.org

 

***Class sizes are limited***