The Bereavement Training is a 12-hour training designed to prepare new volunteers for their role in working with individuals who have experienced a significant loss. Training is 2 times per week for 3 hours. Additional training is offered for those interested in co-facilitating Grief Support Groups (prerequisite: Bereavement Training).
There is also a 3 hour orientation for new volunteers.
Our Bereavement Services staff provides the training and some of the topics include:
- Introduction to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice
- Boundaries of the Volunteer Role
- The Hospice Philosophy
- Tasks of Mourning
- The Skills of Companioning
- Active Listening
- Grief and Depression
For the upcoming training schedule click on the Training Calendar.