Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home
Hospice is a nonprofit home hospice program serving patients in
the Baltimore metropolitan area. The hospice, which provides
support to patients and families during the end stages of a
terminal illness, is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of
capacities. Volunteers are needed for direct patient service,
bereavement care and administrative/office support; training is
The next volunteer training and orientation program will
begin in June. For more information, contact volunteer
coordinator Jean McHale at 410-288-4692.
WORKlife Discussion Groups -- The purpose of these
discussion groups is to provide information and support to
members of the Hopkins community, in East Baltimore and on the
Homewood campus, who share mutual interests. Here is a list of
the current available groups:
A new group led by psychologist Michael Heitt explores key
issues related to being a father in today's society. The group
meets on the East Baltimore campus.
This group provides mutual aid, support and information
sharing on topics experienced by working caregivers of ill and
elderly relatives. Meetings are held on both the East Baltimore
and Homewood campuses.
Gay and Lesbian Support Network
This group explores the issues related to being gay, with
special emphasis on the challenges of being gay in the workplace.
Mutual support provides members with an opportunity to feel less
isolated. The group meets only on the Homewood campus.
Separated or Divorced Men and Women
This new group will meet to provide support and information
about the challenges associated with separation and divorce. The
group meets on both the East Baltimore and Homewood campuses.
Members of this group explore issues related to raising
children within the black community. The group meets on both the
East Baltimore and Homewood campuses.
Positive Parenting of Young Children and Teens
Led by parenting expert Percilla Lynch, the group will
identify ways to discipline, avoid power struggles and parent
children of all ages using positive approaches and techniques.
The group meets on the East Baltimore campus.
Staff support is provided by WORKlife Programs. Decisions
regarding speakers and other activities are made by the group.
Groups may be formed on any campus; a minimum of 10 people must
be preregistered to start a group. Preregistration is required.
The dates and time of group meetings will accommodate the
schedules and needs of group members to the extent possible.
For more information on the office of
discussion groups, call 410-516-4209.
Mitochondria Research Society -- Volunteers are needed to
assist in the activities of the Mitochondria Research Society, a
newly formed organization established to deal with new and
emerging diseases of the mitochondria. For information, call