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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Announces Upcoming Volunteer Trainings

March 29, 2016

 Volunteer support has been an integral part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's (AHCH) services. The Program is now widely recognized as one of the most extensive, non-profit, home health care volunteer programs in Maine.

“Volunteering is very rewarding.  You feel good when you are helping someone else." states Evelyn Bodemer, Volunteer for AHCH. Volunteer opportunities include visiting patients on home care or hospice services, providing respite for caregivers, bereavement support and facilitating grief groups, grocery shopping and transportation.  Volunteers specializing in complementary therapies such as pet therapy, Reiki, massage, music and art are also welcome.

AHCH has a wonderful new group of Hospice Volunteers who will be providing companionship and respite to our patients and families throughout our service areas. Hospice volunteers visit in homes, nursing facilities and the Hospice House. Our next Hospice Volunteer Training is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  There is also a need for transportation and grocery volunteers. The next training for grocery and transportation volunteers is scheduled for Thursday, April 7. 

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings:

Hospice Volunteer Training (20 Hours) – AHCH, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston

This 6-session Training begins Wednesday, April 6th from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Dates includes April 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22.

Transportation and Grocery Volunteer Training (4 Hours) – AHCH, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston

Thursday, April 7th – 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday, April 29th – 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Bereavement, Facilitator Volunteer Training (12 Hours) – AHCH, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston


April 4, 5, 11 and 13 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm


All trainings are provided to the community at no cost. For more information and to sign up for a training, please contact Kathy Baillargeon, Volunteer Supervisor at 777-7740, ext. 1286. They are always in need of more volunteers to support the needs of patients.

2016 marks Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s 50th anniversary. For the past 50 years, AHCH has grown to become known as one of Maine’s most respected home health and hospice care agencies. To learn more about AHCH and how you can help, please visit them online at or call Marketing & Development at 795-9407.

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