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Coastal Hospice hosts volunteer training course

(Jan. 29, 2015) Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care is offering an introduction and training course for anyone interested in volunteering at the nonprofit organization that serves Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
Coastal Hospice depends on a staff of volunteers to fulfill its mission. Patient volunteers offer comfort and companionship to patients and their families, provide transportation and deliver supplies. Other volunteers support the staff with office work or assist at the Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop in Berlin.
Those interested in volunteering for patient visits are invited to attend the training course on two Saturdays — Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coastal Hospice Volunteer Offices, Philmore Commons, 224 Phillip Morris Drive, Suite 102 in Salisbury.
Those interested in volunteering for office or thrift shop work are invited to attend Saturday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but are also invited to attend both days.
Along with information about opportunities for volunteering with Coastal Hospice, the course will include discussions about end-of-life changes, the hospice philosophy, admission criteria and patients’ rights.
The course is open to anyone, and attendees are not required to commit to volunteering. There is no cost to attend.
For more information or to register for the course, call Judy Hunt-Harris, manager of volunteer services, at 410-543-2590.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible.
Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted-living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.