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Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Training with Partners for Peace Spring 2019
with Partners for Peace
This 44 hour training will provide you with all of the skills and information necessary to volunteer for Partners for Peace, the local Domestic Violence Resource Center. Partners for Peace provides support services to anyone affected by domestic abuse and violence in the Penobscot and Piscataquis County region including a free and confidential 24 hour hotline. "We rely on our dedicated volunteers to help with our helpline, support groups, children's groups, committee work, court accompaniment, and everything in between," said Casey Faulkingham, the Community Response Team Leader. "Our community members and volunteers are some of our most important resources. We simply could not do this work without them."
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?
Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Maine Guide Course with Northeast Whitewater
with Northeast Whitewater
What does it mean to become a Registered Maine Guide and why take this course? Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service is holding a 3-day course for students to learn and perfect what you need to know to successfully pass the State administered Registered Maine Guide exam; including map & compass, lost person/catastrophic event portion, watercraft laws, trip planning, safety, risk management, camping, outdoor cooking, rules and regulations, canoeing skills, the business side of guiding and more! Our guide service, located in Shirley Maine, is hiring both full time and part time recreation guides beginning in May to work guiding ATV tours, canoeing and kayaking trips and stand up paddle board trips and classes. Interested individuals will be given the opportunity, after the course, to obtain on the job training while working as a Naturalist (guide in training) until they have obtained their State of Maine recreation guides license (within appropriate time frame). Our 3-day guide training course is a hands on learning experience with classroom time spent both in and outdoor for scenarios and learning practices. This course teaches the required tools to take the State of Maine administered written test and oral boards. State of Maine testing and license fees are NOT included. In order to sign up for our Registered Maine Recreation Guide Training Program, you must call 207-695-0151 and provide the following: Northeast Whitewater application form Completed State of Maine Guide Application form with current CPR and First Aid certifications or enroll in one of our Wilderness First Aid & CPR Courses - Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7 being held at PVAEC. Sign up quick! We only take 10 participants for our Maine Guide Course. Non-refundable payment of $350 plus a $40 supplies and materials fee (includes handbook, powerpoint, maps & compass). Reference PVAEC and receive 10% OFF course!
Portland, ME Bus Trip
Join us on Sunday March 31 on a bus trip to Portland. You have your choice of spending the day in the Old Port with it's vibrant shopping and delicious food, or going to the Portland Flower show on Thompson's Point. The bus will stop and pick up at both locations and you will not have to worry about driving, tolls or parking! Admission to the flower show is not included in this price due to ranges in ticket prices. You can buy tickets to the show online before the event to ensure admission at www.maineflowershow.com
7:40am Pick up at Bangor Walmart
8:10am Pick up at Newport Walmart
10:00am Drop off at the Portland Flower Show
10:20am Drop off at the Old Port
4:45pm Pick up at the Old Port
5:00pm Pick up at the Portland Flower Show
6:30pm ETA to Newport
7:00pm ETA to Bangor
Volunteer with Pine Tree Hospice Spring 2019
with Pinetree Hospice
Become a Pine Tree Hospice Volunteer Pine Tree Hospice volunteer education programs, in compliance with Maine State regulations, prepare volunteers to offer hospice and/or bereavement care for families in our community during and after a progressive life-limiting illness. Hospice 101: Introduction to Hospice for Indirect Care Volunteers This 4-hour orientation program prepares volunteers to serve as indirect care providers. "Indirect care" includes services such as cooking, picking up prescriptions, working in the office or library, fund raising, serving on the board or on a committee, but does not include direct interaction with clients or families. Upon completion, participants interested in becoming a direct care volunteer may choose to be mentored by an experienced Pine Tree Hospice direct care volunteer during visits with hospice clients and families for a maximum of 20 hours. Hospice 101 is offered as a class and also offered as an Independent Study. Certificates are awarded after completion. H101 Class to be scheduled. H101 Independent Study can be scheduled at any time. Optional mentor hours will be scheduled individually. For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org. To register please call 564-4346. Core Curriculum for Direct Care Hospice Volunteers and Bereavement Facilitators This 12.5-hour program is the first part of the educational preparation for direct care hospice volunteers and for bereavement facilitators. Direct care volunteers serve hospice clients and families, but do not provide physical, nursing, or medical care. Bereavement facilitators support bereaved adults, children and families in structured group settings. Certificates are awarded after completion. Times and location to be scheduled. For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org. To register please call 564-4346 Direct Care Hospice Volunteers After completing the Core Curriculum, this 9-hour program prepares volunteers to provide direct service to hospice families. “Direct care” involves being with a hospice client and family and may include quiet companionship, respite care, transportation, or activities such as fishing, playing cards, reading or excursions. Direct care does not include physical, nursing, or medical care. Direct care volunteers may choose to participate in any direct or indirect care Pine Tree Hospice function. Certificates are awarded after completion. Times and location to be scheduled. For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org. To register please call 564-4346. Volunteer Bereavement Facilitators After completing the Core Curriculum, this 14-hour program prepares volunteers to provide bereavement support to adults, children and families through the Pine Tree Hospice Bereavement Programs. Bereavement Facilitators may choose to participate in structured group settings, which include the Nights of Service program for grieving children and families, the Lunch and Learn program for grieving adults; and an adult evening grief support group. Certificates are awarded after completion. Times and location to be scheduled. For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org. To register please call 564-4346.