Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is seeking caring and sensitive individuals from Wilton to serve as hospice volunteers. Those who are interested may register to participate in a five-session hospice volunteer training course beginning Monday, March 16 and continuing through Friday, March 20, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each day at Wilton offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County (22 Danbury Rd./Rte. 7).

Hospice volunteers visit terminally ill patients in their own communities and provide emotional support, respite care and companionship. In training, hospice volunteers develop the skills they will need to work with patients and families and they are provided with ongoing support and supervision.

“Hospice volunteers play a vital role in supporting our patients and their families,” said Laura Rundell, volunteer coordinator for Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. “They help patients live their last days in peace, with dignity and grace. Hospice volunteers also work closely with grieving families to help them through the bereavement process. There is a great sense of satisfaction in becoming a hospice volunteer and making a difference in the lives of those in need.”

For more information, or to register for the five-session training course to become a hospice volunteer, contact Rundell at 203.834.6341, ext. 316, or via email.

A non-profit community organization for more than 108 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides skilled nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice and palliative care for children and adults in Wilton and throughout Fairfield County. The agency is a preferred provider of home health care and hospice services for Nuvance Health. Visit Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County online for more information.