LACONIA, N.H. – The Compassus program serving Laconia and the surrounding areas will host free hospice volunteer trainings throughout March and April.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Compassus care team and are relied on to provide support, companionship and dignity to members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness.
“Every day, volunteers touch the lives of our patients and their families,” said Denise Tarquino, Volunteer Coordinator for Compassus – Bedford. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve.”
During training, volunteers will learn about many aspects of hospice care, including listening and communication skills, patient and family rights, spiritual and cultural diversity, and patient confidentiality. Volunteers must complete 16.5 hours of training before visiting patients.
Compassus – Bedford Volunteer Training
March 12, March 26 and April 2
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Laconia Public Library Auditorium
695 Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246
For those interested in learning more about volunteering in hospice, please visit www.compassushealthcare.com or call (603) 325-4845.