Lewiston, Maine 5.5.15 - Volunteer support has been an integral part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's services for over 40 years. The Program is now widely recognized as one of the most extensive, non-profit, home health care volunteer programs in Maine.
"When I became a volunteer, I never realized what a big impact it would have on my life," states Bob Oliver, Volunteer for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. "I started to look at life through the eyes of the caregiver and patient. I then realized just how much a couple of hours of my time were worth to someone else. I love this work." Volunteer opportunities include visiting patients on home care or hospice services, providing respite for caregivers, bereavement support and facilitating grief groups, Hospice House greeters, patient support and kitchen work, grocery shopping and medication pick-up, transportation, office work. Volunteers specializing in complementary therapies such as pet therapy, Reiki, massage, music and art are also welcome.
Upcoming Volunteer Trainings:
Hospice Volunteer Training - Lewiston Office
Hospice Volunteers will receive 20-hours of training, Tuesdays, Thursdays and one Friday. Trainings take place at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue.
- June 2nd from 8:30am-12:30pm
- June 4th, 9th, 11th and 16th from 9:30am-12:30pm
- June 19th from 8:30am-12;30pm.
Trainings will focus on how to provide companionship and support to terminally ill patients and their families. Trainings will also cover topics on family dynamics, disease process, spirituality and much more.
Greeter Volunteer Training - Hospice House
Two separate trainings that are 4 hours each. The trainings take place at the Hospice House on 236 Stetson Road in Auburn.
- May 18th from 1:00-5:00pm
- June 10th from 1:00-5:00pm
All trainings are provided to the community at no cost. To register for one of these training or for additional information, contact Volunteer Services at 207.795.9580 or 1.800.482.7412 ext. 1280.