The Connecticut Hospice Inc. will sponsor its fall volunteer training in Shelton in October 2013. The course will inform and prepare prospective volunteers in all aspects of hospice care. Representatives from the Connecticut Hospice nursing, social work, pastoral care, arts and bereavement departments will make presentations on their roles in the care of hospice patients in home settings. Volunteers can assist in an administrative capacity or offer direct care as a friendly visitor, provide pastoral or bereavement support, help in the arts, or meet transportation needs. The Connecticut Hospice operates a facility in Branford and also has an office on Trap Falls Road in Shelton. The nonprofit agency inaugurated hospice care in America in 1974, serving the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of terminally ill patients and their families. To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact Joan Cullen at 203-315-7510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.