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Volunteer Chaplains Needed!

Atlantic General Hospital Supportive Care & Pastoral Care Services

Research shows that holding positive beliefs, gaining comfort and strength from religion, and spiritual practices such as meditation and prayer can promote healing and a sense of wellbeing. At Atlantic General Hospital (AGH), healing interventions are not limited to medications and procedures. The AGH Pastoral Care Services team, a group of chaplains and volunteer clergy from a variety of religious traditions, are available to provide patients and families of all faiths with spiritual care, sacramental ministries, emotional support, and comfort during a hospital stay.

One of the most satisfying ways to serve your community is to volunteer at your local hospital. At AGH, our volunteer chaplains are an important part of the health care team. They help provide spiritual and emotional support to our patients, families, and staff during times of crisis. Our goal is to come in with an open heart to sit and connect with people who may be going through tough times — regardless of their religious beliefs. AGH volunteer chaplains provide compassionate listening and respect for all cultures, values, and spiritual beliefs.

We want to provide this service for patients and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Volunteer Chaplain Requirements

Volunteer chaplains must possess certain personal qualities, including:

  • Open-mindedness and empathy
  • Be a good listener and have a calm presence
  • Emotional fortitude
  • Conscientious regard for patient, family and staff confidentiality
  • Endorsement or commission from your faith community or place of worship
  • Willingness to be on-call from 4:00pm - 8:00am one day per week or one weekend a month
  • Live within a 30-minute drive time to AGH

Please Join Us!

To inquire about becoming a volunteer chaplain, please contact Chaplain Gail Mansell, Director of Supportive Care & Pastoral Care Services.

Chaplain Gail S. Mansell, BCCC, BCPC, FAPA

Director, Supportive Care & Pastoral Care Services

9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Maryland 21811


Phone: 410-641-9725