The Role of a Coastal Hospice Volunteer

Our volunteers make a difference by helping hospice teams provide dignity and quality of life to patients and there are many different ways to help. Hospice volunteers are highly trained, motivated, caring individuals with a broad range of life experience. Often our volunteers say that being a hospice volunteer is an experience that has changed their lives and that they have received so much more than they have given.

Ways a Volunteer Can Help

  • Provide companionship to patients by playing cards, reading a book, holding a hand, watching TV together or just being present
  • Sit with patients while caregivers run errands, attend appointments or take a much-needed nap
  • Deliver groceries to patients’ homes
  • Write letters, make phone calls or run errands for patients
  • Assist with various office tasks
  • Assist with sorting and pricing of merchandise, create displays, operate the cash register or assist customers at our Thrift Shop
  • Crochet, knitt or quilt blankets or twiddle muffs for patient

For more information please contact
Volunteer Services Department at
410-742-8732, extension 622 or

Share with us your interest and how you would like to help and the staff in our Volunteer Services office will match you with one of our many volunteer opportunities. We will work within your schedule and provide you with all the training and skills necessary for you to succeed as a Coastal Hospice volunteer.


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