Hospice Volunteer Program
For more than 30 years, Stella Maris has provided hospice care to individuals facing a life-limiting illness. Whether care is provided in the home or on our inpatient unit, hospice care at Stella Maris is not just a service, but a part of our mission. Our hospice program values the support of volunteers, who help provide support to the terminally ill, their families and the bereaved.
Stella Maris hospice volunteers are required to complete a mandatory 16-hour hospice volunteer training program. Hospice volunteers will also shadow current volunteers in this role prior to working directly with patients and residents. This program helps develop the necessary skills for working with the dying. Additional educational opportunities are also available throughout the year and encouraged.