The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill is seeking community volunteers to assist residents during upcoming holidays at the facility’s grounds in Smyrna.

Groups and organizations are encouraged to volunteer to assist residents with activities and friendly visiting during Good Friday on March 30, Easter on April 1, Memorial Day on May 28 and the Fourth of July.

Events will be at the DHCI Candee Building, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna.

Year-round volunteers are also needed to make a difference in the lives of long-term residents with chronic illnesses.

“Many residents at the Hospital for the Chronically Ill may be without family,” said Jennifer Bobel, volunteer services coordinator. “Volunteers help us make sure none of our residents feel alone, not only on important holidays, but every day.”

High school students can earn community service hours for the Delaware college credit by volunteering at DHCI. The hospital’s Summer VolunTeen program for high school and college students will begin June 18. Applications are due by May 1. Program participants could be Music & Memory assistants, activity assistants, beauty shop assistants, physical therapy assistants or cookie bakers.

For volunteer opportunities and more, call 223-1011, email jennifer.bobel@state.de.us or visit dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/volopp.html.