Lewiston, Maine 4.3.15 - 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, 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 - Bridgton
Next 6-session training begins April 13th at Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive, in the conference room.
Training 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.
Bereavement, Facilitator Volunteer Training - Lewiston
Bereavement one-on-one volunteers receive 12 hours of training - April 14, 15, 21, and 23
Bereavement Facilitators receive 12 hours training - May 19, 20, 26 and 28
Trainings take place at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue from 1:00-4:00pm.
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.