Coastal Hospice Celebrates its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21
SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop welcomes potential volunteers with behind the scenes tours and an open house in conjunction with National Volunteer Appreciation Week from April 15-21.
“This is a chance to take a sneak peek into the operations of our boutique thrift shop, meet the friendly staff and volunteers, and find out how you can help one of the most important revenue efforts of the new Stansell House,” said Dave Trax, thrift shop manager. “Many people may not realize that every volunteer hour and every dollar spent at the thrift store supports hospice services throughout the Lower Eastern Shore. It’s a unique way to volunteer and support hospice in a fun atmosphere.”
Coastal Hospice Thrift Store open house tours will occur two times a day – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Monday – Friday, April 16 – 20 offering individuals that chance to come in, tour the operation, see what volunteers and staff do at the Coastal Hospice Thrift Store and learn about open volunteer opportunities. Tour visitors are asked to RSVP by calling 410-742-8732.
“Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling Coastal Hospice to offer the best care possible for our patients, their families and caregivers,” said Alane Capen, President of Coastal Hospice. “By sharing their time, energy, and expertise our volunteers bring compassion and caring to the lives of those in need.”
Coastal Hospice volunteers often serve patients and families at the bedside but they also assist in the office, help raise awareness, contribute to educational programs, provide fundraising support, and support our thrift store operations.
The Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop sales directly support The Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean and is expected to open in early 2019. The house will be a hospice residence for individuals who find that their home is no longer the safest place to receive hospice care. Patients and families will receive the medical, spiritual and emotional support they need and feel at home at the Stansell House.
For more information about the thrift shop tours or Coastal Hospice volunteer opportunities, please contact Coastal Hospice volunteer services at 410-742-8732.