Columbia, Tennessee location to host volunteer training orientation

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Compassus program serving Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall and Maury counties will host a free hospice volunteer training orientation on Thursday, October 11, at the Compassus – Columbia location.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Compassus care team and are relied on to provide support, companionship and dignity to members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness.

“Every day, volunteers touch the lives of our patients and their families,” said Stephanie Nelson, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Columbia. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve.” 

During orientation, volunteers will learn about many aspects of hospice care, including listening and communication skills, patient and family rights, spiritual and cultural diversity, and patient confidentiality.

Volunteer Training Orientation

Thursday, October 11

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Compassus – Columbia

830 Hatcher Lane

Columbia, TN 38401

In addition to patient support openings, Compassus also has administrative volunteer opportunities.

For those interested in learning more about volunteering in hospice, please visit or call (931) 381-4090 to register for this training by Wednesday, October 10.