~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · fax 667-9406


Training Opportunities

Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Training

Hospice Patient Care Volunteers provide direct non-medical service to individuals living at the end of life and their caregivers.

This training is provided to prepare Patient Care Volunteers for service.

Training topics include:

  • Introduction to Hospice Philosophy & Care
  • Compassion and Communication
  • Spiritual Aspects of Death and Dying
  • The Hospice Team, Individuals & Family
  • Hospice Caregiving: Illness and Ethics
  • End-of-Live Caregiving: Comfort Care
  • Bereavement: How We Grieve
  • Funerals & Memorials
  • Practical Matters, Policies & Procedures

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is a Maine state-licensed volunteer hospice agency, serving the community both independently and in partnership with medical hospice programs. This training program provides education, skills enhancement and personal development, preparing participants to join our team of patient care volunteers. Application and pre-training interviews are required. Fee for training is $75. Applications are available on-line (download registration form here) or by calling 667-2531. 

Download registration form.

Slideshow from 40 year of HVHC

Celebrating 40 years!

We are so grateful to be recognizing 40th years of service in 2020.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and community supporters who help us keep this mission strong!

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