Experience the many rewards of volunteering
"I want to make a real and profound difference in my community and I can do that and more as a Coastal Hospice volunteer."
Many Coastal Hospice volunteers say it is an experience that changes their lives. They are grateful for the opportunity to give back to their community and feel privileged to provide assistance in a family's most difficult moments. Read the Volunteer Brochure HERE.
Volunteer hours are flexible and there is something for everyone. If you are interested in a unique and truly rewarding life experience, we invite you to become a Coastal Hospice volunteer.
Patient and Family Care: Offer a listening ear, read to patients, run errands or just hold a patient's hand. Support bereaved family members through phone calls and notes. Participate in workshops, such as Hope and Healing with Horses for bereaved children. Click HERE for details and an application.
Staff and Office Support: Assist with office duties. Provide community-based education, health fairs and presentations to organizations. Assist with fundraising activities that we hold throughout the year including our Annual Geranium Sale, Angel Appeal, Tim Kennard River Run/Walk and the Purnell-Thomas Memorial Tennis Tournament. Click HERE for details and an application.
Thrift Shop: Volunteers are needed to assist customers, create displays, operate the cash register and to sort and price donations. Volunteers describe helping in the Thrift Shop as rewarding, fun and a good way to give back to the community. Click HERE for details and for an application.
Compass - Connecting You to Support at Home: Compass is a free, non-medical program for individuals and families coping with a serious illness. Compass provides guidance and resources to help make life a little easier. Click HERE for the Compass Volunteer position description.
Volunteers are an important part of our team
We encourage you to consider this opportunity to become part of the Coastal Hospice team. The gift of your time can make all the difference to the families we serve.
Whether you have a couple of hours a week or a few days a month to share, we will find a schedule that works for you.
If you have the desire to help others, our staff-led training will provide you with all the tools you need to serve.
Volunteer activities are flexible and involvement can be tailored to fit your schedule. Patient care volunteers are offered specialized training and are required to complete volunteer training prior to working with patients and families. The training is designed to help you understand the concept of hospice care and your role as a member of our care team. Trainings are offered three times a year and explore the physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of caring for a patient with a life-limiting illness and his or her family.
For more information about volunteer opportunities call (410) 543-2590 or send an email.