The safety of our patients, staff, and volunteers continues to be our top priority. While we are continuing to limit our in-person volunteer activities in homes and in facilities, there is much you can do to help and a small amount of your time can mean the world to many! 

If you are interested in becoming a Coastal Hospice volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Services office at volservices@coastalhospice.org or call  410-742-8732.

The Role of a Coastal Hospice Volunteer

Coastal Hospice is blessed to have volunteers that serve in various roles in our organization.  Volunteers are a great resource of assistance and support for the patients, caregivers and staff. Hospice volunteers are a group of 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

  • Providing companionship to patients by playing cards, reading a book, holding a hand, watching TV together or just being present
  • Sitting with patients while caregivers run errands, attend appointments or take a much-needed nap
  • Providing regular “check in” phone calls to patients or their caregivers
  • Delivering groceries to patients’ homes
  • Writing letters, making phone calls or running errands for patients
  • Assisting with various office tasks
  • Greeting visitors at our Salisbury and Ocean Pines offices
  • Assisting with sorting and pricing of merchandise, creating displays, operating the cash register or assisting customers at our Thrift Shop
  • Visiting with and presenting patients that were veterans of the armed forces with a certificate of appreciation as part of our We Honor Veterans program
  • Crocheting, knitting or quilting blankets or twiddle muffs for patient

“Volunteering with Coastal Hospice is a gratifying experience. It’s rewarding to help an organization that does so much for people when they need it most.”

– Coastal Hospice Volunteer

For more information please contact
Volunteer Services Department at
410-742-8732, extension 622 or
email volservices@coastalhospice.org

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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