Lewiston, Maine 1.13.15 - 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.
"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, and 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 - Augusta area
Next 6-session training begins February 2nd at Maine General Hospital, 35 Medical Center Parkway, 3rd Floor, Room 23501, Augusta, Maine.
Training will focus on in-home hospice volunteer, veteran volunteers and anyone interested in visiting veterans at the VA-Togus facility.
General Volunteer Training - Lewiston office
January 23rd and February 4th at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue. All classes are from 9:00am -3:30pm.
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 207.795.9580 or 1.800.482.7412 ext. 1280.