Fall Hospice Volunteer Training

Hospice at HCS is offering a volunteer training program for those who are interested in becoming volunteers. The training will begin on September 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will continue Wednesday mornings through November 7. Training will be held at the agency’s Keene office at 312 Marlboro Street.

Volunteers are members of the hospice care team, providing support to the patient and to family members. After completing the training, volunteers assist hospice patients with interests such as writing letters, reading, playing board games, scrap booking, or may accompany a patient to a community event or to visit friends; volunteers also provide respite to family members. Hospice volunteers are especially needed during the day, but scheduling can be very flexible and worked around employment and travel commitments.

The training program is offered free of charge, but class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Lorraine Bishop, Hospice at HCS Volunteer Coordinator at 352-2253 or lbishop@HCSservices.org.

Hospice at HCS is a not-for-profit hospice with offices in Peterborough, Charlestown, and Keene. Care is provided wherever a person calls home – their own home, or in an assisted living facility or nursing home.