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Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MARY JANE WASHBURN, left, and Mary Lou Bright have spent years volunteering for Hospice Volunteer Services in Middlebury and bring a life experience that deepens their participation in people’s final weeks of life. Independent photo/Nick Garber

MIDDLEBURY — You’d be forgiven for assuming that hospice care volunteering — the work of caring for the dying in their final weeks and months of life — is a somewhat dreary activity.

But according to those who practice it, this kind of volunteer work can prove to be a surprisingly rewarding, and deeply clarifying experience — especially as volunteers experience changes in their own lives.

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