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


9500 Arena Drive Suite 250Largo, MD 20774


This volunteering opportunity works around your schedule. Training and certification is provided at no cost.

Bereavement Caller Volunteers

Losing a loved one is devastating.

When our patients pass on, Hospice of the Chesapeake doesn't consider our job done. We commit ourselves to supporting their surviving family in the healing process. Our bereavement callers are an integral part of our team, helping us reach out to the survivors and offering support in every way we can.

Hospice of the Chesapeake is a fully licensed, community-based non-profit organization. We provide services to terminally ill patients at the place that they call home - regardless of their age or ability to pay. In order to provide the best possible service to our patients and their families, Hospice of the Chesapeake depends on the generous support from the community, key business partners, and philanthropic operations to improve the quality of life for those in our community experiencing advanced illness or bereavement.

What Kind of Volunteering Would I Do?

As a Bereavement Caller Volunteer, you will call the deceased patient's surviving family, and listen to clients and empathize with their situation. You would also provide survivors information on our other services, including free bereavement counseling for up to 13 months.

A caller will typically make between 10-20 calls in a session, and sessions are generally 2 hours in duration. Volunteers are welcome to stay longer and perform more calls if they choose.

Where Will I Volunteer?

Our bereavement callers work out of our office location in Largo, MD. This location is not a hospice, but where we provide on-site bereavement counseling and a number of other administrative services.

What Are The Benefits of Volunteering at HoC?

  • We work around your schedule
  • Free training in a number of areas
  • Opportunity for a variety of certifications, which can be used professionally
  • Scholarships available for this and other Healing Arts certifications
  • 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.


  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Telecommunications
  • Bereavement Support

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours/once a month. You choose hours.
  • Application, paperwork, interview, training

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