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

 
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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.

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!

Upcoming Groups & Workshops

Spring 2020 Grief Support Groups

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April - June. Specific topics, locations and dates to be announced.

Spring Volunteer Training

Patient Care and Bereavement Volunteer trainings will begin in April. Dates and times for this training will be
scheduled around prospective volunteers.

Spring Aging & Loss Workshop

7-week workshop beginning April for people 62 and older who have experienced losses associated with aging.

Best of the Best!

Volunteers of the Year

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