Nineteen Attend Talbot Hospice Volunteer Training


Nineteen individuals recently completed orientation and comprehensive volunteer training at Talbot Hospice. This specialized training provides in-depth understanding of the special needs of hospice patients and their families at end of life focusing on the hospice philosophy, listening skills, family dynamics, grief and loss,patient safety, and more.

Photo: Nineteen individuals recently completed comprehensive volunteer training at Talbot Hospice.
Seated (l-r): Rima Parkhurst, Patti Lister, Martha Sullivan, Alexandra Jackson, Jeanette Barnes, Debbie Potter, Mike Potter, Elizabeth McKay, and Cecelia Laufert; Standing (l-r): Talbot Hospice Director of Volunteer Services Lori Miller, Dajahree Change, Kayleigh Hope, Deb Swann, Ginger Held, Ricka Robinson, Jackie Mantua, Esther Montgomery, DareenDeremer, Sherry Burke, and Janet Larson.

According to Talbot Hospice Executive Director Vivian Dodge, volunteers are an integral part of Talbot Hospice, and they enrich the lives of patients, families, and staff each day in a multitude of ways. “Their dedication, compassion, and expertise are priceless, and we thank them for joining our organization. We treasure volunteers as valuable members of our hospice team,” said Dodge.

Talbot Hospice has more than 200 volunteers who contribute an average of 15,000 hours annually doing a variety of jobs such as hands on patient care in Hospice House, cooking meals, gardening, transporting patients to appointments, serving as companions in patients’ homes, answering phones, and greeting visitors, to name a few.

Volunteer training occurs twice annually, and the next session will take place in March 2019. For more information, visit or contact Director of Volunteer Services Lori Miller at 410-822-6681 or Talbot Hospice has been providing hospice and grief support services since 1981.

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