Regional Hospice and Home Care, which serves the Greater New Milford area, will hold a training session for new volunteers in the coming weeks.

Training will be held Sept. 29, Oct. 1 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Danbury.

Volunteers are needed to support families by helping out with errands, reading to patients, playing cards with patients, and visiting with patients to give primary caregivers a respite.

In addition, some volunteers also care for patient's pets or provide pet therapy visits with trained dogs.

For more information, including training location, contact Mary Beth Hickey at or 203-702-7415.