Stella Maris is offering training for those who are interested in volunteering with hospice patients. The program needs men and women with a wide range of interests who wish to take part in a rewarding and compassionate experience.
“The ability of Stella Maris to bring dignity and quality to the lives of hospice patients is due in large part to our hardworking volunteers,” said John McLoughlin, director of volunteer services. “They are there to hold a hand and listen, provide emotional and spiritual support, to reminisce and conduct life review.”
According to Mr. McLoughlin volunteers are there to step in for family members who need a break from caring for a loved one and to care for the family and friends who have lost loved ones.”
Interested parties should be able to volunteer a minimum of three to four hours a week and they must complete 30 hours of afternoon training beginning Aug. 20. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 3. Call Jill Sawyer at 410-252-4500, ext. 7208, for more information.