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Community Companion

Community Companions are trained volunteers who provide care support of Member Care Support Network members who are dealing with a health condition.

As a Community Companion, you are paired with a MCSN member based on mutual availability and matching his/her needs with your chosen responsibilities. The supportive tasks you provide are based on your unique experience and comfort level. For example, driving members to doctor visits, calling to check up on them and their needs, social home visits or providing other types of support.

Ideal Community Companion qualities include:

  • Following through with commitments
  • Respect for privacy
  • Possessing an interest in healthy living
  • Comfortable with providing compassionate support
  • Trusted and accountable character

Requirements & Applying to Volunteer

Before you begin volunteering, you must complete our Community Companion training, which is offered once a month. To get started, complete our online application or call 410-720-8788 or email hcgh-j2bh@jhmi.edu.

Additional training and volunteer opportunities are available to Community Companions.

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