CENTREVILLE — Compass, a hospice, palliative care and grief support services organization based in Centreville, honors its over 300 volunteers this April in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month.
Volunteers assist in many areas throughout the Compass organization, including administrative assistance, patient care, vigil volunteers, grief support assistance, healing services volunteers, Camp New Dawn, maintenance, and running Estate Treasures.
Estate Treasures, an upscale retail shop located in Chester, features gently worn or carefully used donated treasures. The shop is run entirely by volunteers who ensure the smooth day to day operations of the store. These individuals are skilled in retail sales, customer service, community partnerships, business operations, and of course, the latest fashions.
Since opening 24 years ago, Estate Treasures has raised more than $2 million that has been used to provide hospice and grief services to people of all ages. The money raised by Estate Treasures allows Compass to fulfill its mission to offer comprehensive, professional and compassionate care to everyone in the community, regardless of ability to pay.
Estate Treasures is excited to announce a return to regular business hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Donations are accepted 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shop is closed on Sunday and Monday for sales and donations.
“We could not provide the support to Compass through the Estate Treasures store without the incredible work of our volunteers and our community who supports us through fundraisers, shopping and donating to Estate Treasures,” said Robyn Affron, volunteer manager for Compass.
Compass will offer a three-day training session virtually for any individuals interested in becoming a patient care volunteer. The training session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14, 21 and 28. Due to COVID restrictions, the training will take place virtually through Zoom. Registration is required, and completing the entire class is necessary for volunteers who wish to provide companionship and support to Compass patients and their loved ones.
For more information about Estate Treasures,or other volunteer opportunities, contact Compass at 443-262-4100 or visit www.compassregionalhospice.org.