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Volunteer drivers are needed

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is seeking compassionate adults from Wilton to serve as Samaritan Volunteers. Samaritan Volunteers help homebound patients with transportation needs such as driving to doctors’ appointments, running errands or picking up groceries and medical supplies. Samaritan Volunteers use their own vehicles to help support patients and their family members/caregivers and provide them with greater independence and improved quality of life.

Those who are interested may register to participate in a two-session training course, which runs for a total of eight hours, and is scheduled for Jan. 9 from 9:30 until 2:30, and Jan. 10 from 9:30 until 12:30.

The training sessions will be held at the agency’s offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at i.park, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.

In the training course, volunteers will learn about the agency’s policies, safety issues, different types of diseases and how best to accommodate patients within the scope of the program. Volunteers are provided with ongoing support and supervision by the volunteer coordinator.

For more information or to register for the training course, call Chris Urpin, volunteer coordinator, at 203-834-6341, ext. 316.

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