Volunteer Program

volunteer programVolunteers play a vital role in the work at Stella Maris. They help us fulfill our Mission to provide excellent services within a community of compassionate care.

Volunteers are always welcome and have been shown to impact our residents socially, medically and therapeutically. In addition, pets are also welcome with prior approval. There are many ways to become part of the volunteer program at Stella Maris. Some of our opportunities include:

  • Dining Assistant
  • Friendly Visitor
  • Gift Shop Clerk
  • Good Buy Shop Clerk
  • Programs and Activities Assistant
  • Pastoral Care Volunteer
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Escort
  • Student Volunteer
  • Hospice Volunteer

Benefits of Volunteering at Stella Maris

Stella Maris volunteers are treated with respect and gratitude for their significant contributions to our residents. In addition to knowing that you are helping others in need, Stella Maris provides an orientation for all volunteers. Whether you have a few days or a few hours a week, volunteering can provide a worthwhile experience for both you and our residents.

Stella Maris provides free parking, dining room discounts, immediate and annual recognition, a required TB blood test, flu shots, MTA access and more.  If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please call 410-252-4500, ext. 7315 or email khook@stellamaris.org.

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 hospice volunteer training program. This program helps develop the necessary skills for working with the dying. Additional educational opportunities are also available throughout the year. Hospice volunteers are expected to make at least a one-year commitment to the Stella Maris Hospice program.

If you are interested in this volunteer program, please call 410-252-4500, ext. 7315 or email khook@stellamaris.org. Click here for the application!

Student Volunteer Program

Stella Maris warmly welcomes students volunteers who need to complete required community service hours for graduation or Confirmation. Students must be between the ages of 14-18 and possess a willingness to serve the elderly. All students must complete an application and an orientation, provided by the Programs and Activities Department. For more information on student volunteer opportunities, call Programs & Activities at 410-252-4500, ext. 7203.

Stella Maris Auxiliary

The Stella Maris Auxiliary has served Stella Maris since 1955. It is a service organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the welfare of the services managed by Stella Maris. Any individual is invited to join our organization and support its efforts to make Stella Maris a special place for all who call it home.

The Auxiliary operates a Gift Shop and a Good Buy Shop. Craft Sales, raffles and seasonal events raise funds to support special projects at Stella Maris.  Annual dues are $15; Lifetime Memberships are $100. For more information about the Stella Maris Auxiliary, please call 410-252-4500, ext. 7315. Click here for the application!


It has been an honor to observe your professionalism, patience and kindness with our father and with each and every Ground Knott resident over the past years.
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