Wing Hospice Seeking to Train Volunteers

PALMER — Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you looking for a rewarding way to ’pay it forward?’ If so, then Wing Hospice (formerly Quaboag Valley Hospice) could benefit by your desire to serve as a hospice volunteer.

Hospice volunteers are part of the hospice care team, serving in various capacities as caring companions and playing an important role in enhancing the quality of life for both hospice patients and their families. Hospice volunteer support includes companionship, respite, errands, transportation, and a general willingness to be a caring friend.

Wing Hospice, a part of Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers, will be holding a nine-week volunteer training program from April 3 to May 29. Each Tuesday session meets for two hours from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wing Hospice offices located at 4 Spring St. in Three Rivers (the Palmer Technology Center). The program orients participants to the essentials of hospice care and offers comprehensive training in the knowledge and skills that will enable a positive interaction with hospice patients and their families.

Pre-registration is required, and further information is available by calling Fr. Domenic Ciannella at (413) 283-9715, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.