Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

14200 Laurel Park Dr.Laurel, MD 20707


About

At this time, Hospice of the Chesapeake is seeking dedicated and compassionate volunteers to join our Healing Arts Patient Care Team as Comfort Touch Volunteers in Prince Georges County. Comfort Touch is a simple, hands-on technique using a combination of gentle strokes, light pressure and tender holds. It has been designed especially for hospice patients, elders and others who would benefit from gentle and compassionate touch. The wonderful, trained volunteers of Hospice of the Chesapeake are honored to provide this wonderful service to our patients and their families during this extremely difficult time.

Many patients and elders are touch deprived; they are sometimes scared, uncomfortable and often lonely. This technique is designed to offer comfort, promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and lessen the receiver’s sense isolation and loneliness. Through attentive touch, we can communicate connection, warmth, trust and kindness. A typical Comfort Touch session lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on the patient’s wishes.

A mandatory patient care training and two-day Comfort Touch Training must be completed before volunteers provide this service to our patients. Many volunteers choose to begin volunteering as a patient care volunteer first, and to add this specialty service into their repertoire when the trainings come along.

Benefits of Volunteering for HoC:

  • Volunteering that works around your schedule
  • Free training in patient care, and in a number of other areas if desired
  • Opportunity for a variety of certifications, which can be used professionally
  • Scholarships available for certain Healing Arts training
  • Possible Tax Deductions

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or other positions within our Volunteer Department, please contact a member of our team at (443)837-1549 or through email at joinus@hospicechesapeake.org



To learn more about Hospice of the Chesapeake, you can visit our website at www.HospiceChesapeake.org.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible with your Schedule!
  • Application, paperwork, interview
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