YORK COUNTY

Audubon society seeks leader for July program

The York County Audubon Society is seeking an educator or community leader to participate in a one-week “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week” program on the 335-acre Hog Island on July 15-20. A society scholarship will pay 70 percent of the costs of program tuition, room and board.

Details are available at www.yorkcountyaudubon.org and applications are due March 15.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Twenty students finish SMCC construction classes

Southern Maine Community College has awarded Certificates of Readiness to the first students completing its inaugural Construction Institute, a new program that provides Mainers with a flexible pathway to further their construction careers.

Twenty Maine residents took classes that provided training in the construction industry. The course of study was established in collaboration with business partners to serve the needs of the industry and of students.

Students may apply the credits they’ve earned in the institute classes toward a degree or certificate in construction technology, giving them the option to further their education.

Volunteers sought to comfort those in hospice care

Beacon Hospice seeks volunteers to provide companionship for patients and their families, as well as pet therapy providers to oversee dog visits and veterans’ visits with fellow service members.

Individuals also are needed to help make collages and create life charts for people with dementia, as well as volunteers who can call families and gather life reviews.

Free three-hour training classes will start in late January or February and continue once a week for seven consecutive weeks.

For more details, call volunteer coordinator Donna Teague at 772-0929.