Volunteer

In 1985, Compass began as a solely volunteer-based organization, with the aim of bringing comfort and support to those facing a terminal diagnosis and their caregivers. 35 years later, volunteers remain at the heart of our program. We rely on over 300 volunteers to provide care and companionship to those that need it most.

Whatever your motivation, there is a place for you within Compass.

MEMORY BEARS

Our memory bear program helps our patients’ families turn their loved one’s clothing items into a lasting keepsake. This flexible volunteer opportunity is perfect for those who enjoy sewing with a sewing machine and are able to follow a sewing pattern.
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ESTATE TREASURES

Work at our upscale resale shop in Chester, an operating unit of Compass. Sales of clothing, accessories, household items, and other treasures donated by the community benefit services provided by Compass.
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PATIENT CARE

Specially trained volunteers provide companionship and support to patients and their families in their homes, at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and at our residential hospice centers in Centreville and Chestertown.
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ADMINISTRATIVE

Versatile volunteers help to answer phones, file, greet visitors, assist with mailings and other general office work.
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VIGIL

Provide a compassionate, loving presence with hospice patients who are actively dying. As patients begin to draw closer to death and make their final transition, Vigil Volunteers comfort them emotionally and spiritually, ensuring that they do not die alone.
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CAMP NEW DAWN

Volunteers assist in many capacities with the annual grief retreat for children, teens and families by mentoring campers, facilitating activities and assisting with planning, outreach and fundraising.
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VETERAN-TO-VETERAN

Patient care volunteers with military experience have the unique ability to connect with patientswho served in the military, and with their families, by providing support and companionship.
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SPECIALTY PROFESSIONS

Massage therapists, reiki practitioners, cosmetologists and pet therapy volunteers are just a few of the opportunities for trained professionals to join the Compass family.
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UPCOMING TRAINING SESSIONS

Patient Volunteer Training
February 13th, 20th, and 27th 
9:00-3:00 via Zoom
For more information or to register, contact Robyn Affron.
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Hospice Care

We offer one-of-a-kind comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals in the advanced stages of an illness and support for the loved ones who care for them.
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