2010-09-09 / News

Hospice to offer volunteer training program

A six-week hospice volunteer training program offered by Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties begins Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in its Portsmouth office at 1184 East Main Rd.

Hospice volunteers are important members of the hospice team who support patients and families by providing companionship, comfort and respite for patients and caregivers, running errands and preparing meals. Hospice volunteers also help with special events and support the hospice team behind the scenes in the office.

No health care experience is necessary; registration and interviews are required to participate in the program.

Call Joy Benson at 682-2100 for more information.

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