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Train to become a volunteer for Coastal Hospice

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. The course is open to anyone, and attendees are not required to commit to volunteering. There is no cost to attend.

Coastal Hospice depends on a dedicated 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. Volunteers also have opportunities to work directly with veterans as part of Coastal Hospice’s We Honor Veterans program.

Everyone interested in volunteering is invited on Wednesday, June 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For those interested in volunteering for patient care, the session will continue on Wednesday, June 15 from 1-5 p.m. and conclude on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The training course will be held at the Coastal Hospice Volunteer Offices, Philmore Commons, 224 Phillip Morris Dr., Suite 202, Salisbury, on the northwest corner of U.S. Rt. 50 and Phillip Morris Dr., in the building west of M&T Bank.

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 patient rights.

For more information or to register for the course, call Sally Rankin, 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.

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