Home Care Volunteers

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Volunteering with hospice might be the most meaningful thing you'll ever do. Our home care volunteers provide respite so that patients don't have to be alone with caregivers need to leave the house for appointments, errands or a much needed visit with friends. They keep patients company and help them find enjoyment in activities like listening to music, reading, playing games or just having a conversation and reminiscing. Volunteers can also run errands for the family, such as light shopping.

Gilchrist provides care and support to families residing in Central Maryland, primarily in:

  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County

Volunteers are generally assigned to one patient at a time. All Gilchrist volunteers receive a comprehensive training that prepares them for providing support to individuals with life-limiting illnesses. A four hour a week commitment is standard.


  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Spiritual Healing

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a week is standard
  • All volunteers must pass a criminal background check, receive an annual flu shot and TB test

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