Hospice of the Chesapeake has numerous volunteer opportunities available in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties.
Become a hospice volunteer if you are age 18 or older and willing to complete volunteer training. Areas of need include:
- Patient care: Provide companionship and a supportive presence for patients and respite for caregivers two to three hours a week; or have a regular flexible schedule during the day, evening or weekend.
- Vigil volunteers: Available upon request to support patients and families during the final days and hours of life. Additional training provided.
- Grief support: Provide a caring presence either by phone or in person to support individuals during their time of grieving.
- Military: Volunteers with a military background to visit patients who are veterans.
- Administrative volunteers: Provide office and clerical support in the Pasadena or Largo office.
- Community outreach: Manage informational displays at community events or assist with speaking engagements to the hospice mission.
- Retail volunteers: Assist with day-to-day operations at Treasures, the resale shop in Severna Park. Help is needed Saturdays; teenagers age 18 and older looking to volunteer this summer are welcome.
- Healing arts: Licensed massage therapists, aromatherapy, music, healing touch and Reiki/healing touch work, dog owners to share their pet with patients through Pet Therapy.
- Youth Summer Bereavement Camps, Nabi and Phoenix Rising: Cabin sitters are need evenings from Aug. 8 to 10 Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information or to download an application, contact 443-837-1549, email@example.com or visit http://www.hospicechesapeake.org.
College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, encourages veterans and civilians associated with the war efforts from World War II to the Iraqi conflict to share their experiences and document their service. Through the Veterans History Project, the museum tapes interviews and sends them to the Library of Congress. Participating veterans receive a copy of their interview and free admission to the museum.
For information or to schedule an interview, call 301-864-6029.
Books by mail
Prince George's County Memorial Library System mails borrowed books, audio books and other library materials to homebound customers in the county.
The mailing service replaces library volunteers who delivered materials by hand in the past.
Instructions are provided for mailing materials back to the library free of charge.
To apply for this free service for qualifying customers, call Senior and Homebound Services at 301-336-4253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.