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. 38 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.
Our memory pillow 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.
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.
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.
Versatile volunteers help to answer phones, file, greet visitors, assist with mailings and other general office work.
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.
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.
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.
Massage therapists, reiki practitioners, cosmetologists and pet therapy volunteers are just a few of the opportunities for trained professionals to join the Compass family.
Upcoming Training Sessions
On May 5th, 12th, & 19th we will be hosting Patient Volunteer Training at our Hope & Healing Center Conference Room(255 Comet Dr. Centreville, MD 21617) from 9:00am-3:00pm.