Everyone wants to complete their final journey with dignity. Hospice of the Chesapeake understands that and is seeking a choir director who will voluntarily provide 3 hours each week (likely 3-5 at the onset) of preparation and rehearsal direction to a group of volunteers who will sing at the bedside of transitioning and/or dying patients, in their homes.
Rehearsals will be one time each week lasting one and a half hours (at the directors discretion). The remaining commitment will be dedicated to preparation. Administrative support will be provided.
The Choir will be available to sing for clients one time each week, on the same day as the schedule weekly rehearsal, either in lieu of or in conjunction with the regular rehearsal.
The Choir director will be required to complete the Patient Care Volunteer training. Choir members will be required to complete the Administrative Volunteer training, but may complete the PCV training and then act as an anchor for a group singing in a home (which will entail leading the group and completing the progress note).
Coordination of singing in a client’s home will be provided by the administrative support for the choir.
A repertoire of music is provided and may be added to or edited as the director sees fit. This choir sings a capella.
Hospice of the Chesapeake will provide binders and music to each choir member as well as a name badge.
The target area for this group is Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties. Rehearsal will be held at the Largo office, the Mandrin home in Harwood, or at a location chosen by the director in Bowie.
A Six month commitment is requested.
Recruitment for the choir will be provided although the director is free to recruit members as he/she sees fit.
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HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE -- CHOIR DIRECTOR