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RAVNAH offers hospice volunteer training late March

RUTLAND — Rutland Area VNA & Hospice (RAVNAH) will offer a free eight-week hospice volunteer training course for individuals who wish to become hospice and palliative care volunteers in the Rutland County, Dorset and Rupert areas.

There will be eight three-hour sessions beginning in late March that will meet two times a week on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The content will cover many aspects of the dying process including spiritual and bereavement issues, patient privacy and confidentiality, cultural competence in different settings with diverse populations, and ways in which a volunteer presence can support both the hospice patient and the family or caregivers. Materials will be provided and there is no charge for the training.   

The training sessions will be held at RAVNAH, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. To enroll in the training or to find out more information, call John Campbell, RAVNAH Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 802-770-1683 or email

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