Licensed Massage Therapy Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Hospice of the Chesapeake


To provide Massage Therapy to Hospice of Charles County patients and their family members.


* Provide copy of Massage license to Hospice of Charles County
* Respond to requests for Massage; once matched contact the family within 24 hours to coordinate visit
* Arrive on time for scheduled visits; have positive interaction with those receiving service
* Complete volunteer visit progress notes within 24 hours of each visit
* Notify Volunteer Services of weekly schedule availability, as well as scheduled visits
* Attend at least one in-service training session annually
* Complete all required documentation annually (HIPAA/Patient Rights/PPD/Flu Shot)
* Contact Hospice of the Chesapeake Triage immediately to report: incidents, uncontrolled pain, breathing
problems, falls or any other concerns


Supervised by: Volunteer Services Coordinator
Volunteers Supervised: None
Degree of Supervision: Supervised first visit (or more) with patient depending on volunteer’s experience and comfort level


Minimum education:
Hospice of Charles County Patient Care Training
Required licensure/certification:
Current license to practice massage therapy in Maryland or D.C.
Minimum experience: Two years massage therapy experience, preferably including work with older adults, medically fragile, or patients at end of life
Skills required: Dependability, flexibility, and an understanding of hospice philosophy.
Physical demands: Ability to provide massage
Equipment needed: Massage table/linens
Working conditions: Inpatient Care Center, Assisted-Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Patients’ Homes

Roles, Responsibilities, Expectations

As a Medicare-certified hospice, we are mandated to include Volunteers as an important part of our organization. We are required to have at least 5% of our patient service hours provided by Volunteers.

Every year our Volunteers provide thousands of hours of service for our patients. The value of time is priceless in the eyes of our patients and their families.

Volunteer tasks can be patient related or non-patient related.

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 301-861-5316 or through email at

To learn more about Hospice of Charles County, you can visit our website at

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About Hospice of the Chesapeake


John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122, US

Mission Statement

Caring for life throughout the journey with illness and loss.


Hospice of the Chesapeake was founded in 1979 provides physical, psycho-social, spiritual and grief support to patients and families living with an advanced illness or those suffering the loss of a loved one.


Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


2505 Davis RoadWaldorf, MD 20603



  • Massage Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veteran Care


  • People 55+
  • Group



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