Volunteer Information

Types of Volunteers

Volunteers can be administrative or patient care; helping to fold newsletters and other mailings, or visiting with patients in their homes and nursing homes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Hospice Volunteers?

Patient Care Volunteers are specially trained local men and women who provide direct services to our patients and families. Services include, but are not limited to, emotional and/or spiritual support, socialization, and tangible services, such as shopping, helping with patient care, respite time for caregivers, and much more. Patient Care Volunteers are led through free Welcome Workshops by the many disciplines of Hospice staff, ensuring a well-rounded Volunteer at Graduation!      

Auxiliary Volunteers assist with administrative duties; most importantly, our newsletter mailings. No special training is needed to participate! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in any capacity, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Colmer at 301-334-5151, 301-501-0872, or ashleycolmer1@gmail.com.

Volunteer Guidelines

  • All interested parties must pass a background check and annual driving record check.
  • All interested parties must complete a 16-hour Welcome Workshop, before making any patient visits.
  • Welcome Workshops can be split into two consecutive Saturday sessions, or broken down into several days, depending on the needs of the attendees.
  • Volunteers are required to attend OSHA/BBP training annually.

Volunteer Forms & Disclosures