AUBURN, Mass. – The Compassus hospice program serving Auburn and the surrounding areas is currently seeking volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and families in need of end-of-life care.

“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus,” said Michelle Heron-Maciel, executive director for Compassus – Auburn. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve.”

The mission of Compassus is to provide the highest quality and compassionate hospice care. By addressing their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, Compassus enhances the quality of life of patients and their families. An integral part of the care team, volunteers are relied upon to provide support, companionship and dignity to members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness.

Volunteers can give their talents and time in many ways. All participants receive special training on many aspects of hospice care and can choose to dedicate as little as two hours a month to as much as six hours a week.

For those interested in learning more about volunteering in hospice, please visit or call (508) 845-2379.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Compassus provides hospice, palliative and home health care services through a network of community based programs with more than 150 locations in 31 states across the U.S. Compassus is dedicated to leading the transformation of health care delivery by continuously and measurably improving the quality of person-centered, physician-driven, team-based care. Learn more at, follow the company on Facebook or Twitter, or call (877) 377-1607.