In the latest edition "Sun Spots" from the Sun Journal, a request for volunteers is needed for Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice.

Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to support those facing the end of life. Volunteers provide companionship to patients and respite to family members. Volunteers are needed for patients in the home setting, nursing facilities, and in the Hospice House on Stetson Road in Auburn. Along with patient needs, we are looking for greeters for the Hospice House. Greeters spend most of their time answering phones and getting those calls to the appropriate person. Volunteers are asked to give two to four hours per week for one year. All Hospice Volunteers attend 21 hours of training to prepare for this very important role. Classes begin Jan. 15 and will be held in Lewiston, Gardiner, Augusta, Wilton and Farmington. Some classes will include an online component.

For more information and to volunteer yourself, contact Kathy Baillargeon, 207-777-7740, ext. 1286 or e-mail at kathy.baillargeon@androscoggin.org.