Friday , February , 23 2018
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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Announces New Volunteers & Upcoming Trainings
Lewiston, Maine 3.5.14 - Volunteer support has been an integral part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's services for 40 years. The Program is now widely recognized as one of the most extensive, non-profit, home health care volunteer programs in Maine.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is pleased to announce that two new people completed the General Volunteer training held in February. The two volunteers completing the training were Tina Robbins of Sabattus and Christina Garrett of Hebron.
"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:
General Volunteer Training
March 19th and April 7th at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue. All classes are from 9am-3:30pm.
Hospice Volunteer Training
Monday and Wednesdays, March 31st (1:30-5:30pm), April 2, 7, 9, 14th (1:30-4:30pm) at the Harrison Village Library.
Bereavement Volunteer Training
Monday and Wednesdays, April 28 through May 7th from 1:30-4:30pm at the Harrison Village Library.
Monday and Wednesdays, May 12 through the 21st from 1:30-4:30pm at the Harrison Village Library.
All trainings are provided to the community at no cost. To register for one of these trainings or for additional information contact Volunteer Services at 795-9580 or 1-800-482-7412 ext. 1280.