Hospice of Marshall County Shepherd’s Cove is looking for volunteers for Camp Hope

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. -- Hospice of Marshall County Shepherd’s Cove is looking for volunteers who can help make a difference in a child's life and the community.

"Hospice of Marshall County sponsors Camp Hope, which is a bereavement support group camp for children who have suffered a loss of someone significant in their lives," explains Hospice of Marshall County Shepherd’s Cove CEO Rhonda Osborne. This year, anticipating more of those camps, they need volunteers. "We are looking for anyone who has a heart for children, particularly for a child who is hurting, and they need to be 18 years or older," Osborne says.

Volunteers will be trained to help staff in guiding the children through different growing activities. "We have different activities, we call those 'tools of expression', and we're trying to teach children positive coping skills that will help them cope with their loss," Osborne said.

Volunteers will be trained at Hospice of Marshall County Shepherd's Cove in the Community Meeting Room. In order to provide flexibility for those who wish to attend, morning and evening options are available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. September 26, 30 and October 1. "We're offering evening and morning sessions, so that hopefully we can make it convenient to anyone who is willing to help," Osborne says.

There are several camps scheduled throughout the year.

You can volunteer by contacting Bereavement Director Stacey Johnson at 256-891-7724 or by email at sjohnson@hospicemc.org.