For those interested in providing support to hospice patients and their caregivers, Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers (CFHV) is offering a 9-week training class beginning Monday, June 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Rockland. While the 30-hour course is comprehensive, the aim is simple: to prepare volunteers to enter an end-of-life situation and be poised, present and able to help.

Coastal Family Hospice provides volunteer support to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice patients in Knox and Lincoln Counties. For more information, please call 593-9355 or email

Applications for the training class may be downloaded from the CFHV website: The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, June 2.