April 2022 – Be the Difference. Volunteer! – National Volunteer Month

Volunteers make a huge impact in their communities with their passion for life and commitment to service.  At Good Shepherd Hospice, our volunteers are a vital part of our interdisciplinary care teams, enabling us to provide the exceptional hospice experience as we serve our patients and their loved ones with compassion and dignity. April is National Volunteer month, so we want to thank our tireless volunteers for the difference they make in the lives of others every day.  We are so appreciative of everything you do.  If you are considering giving your time and talents, here are some of the ways that you can be the difference by volunteering with Good Shepherd Hospice.

  • Read to patients, take them on wheelchair walks, help them with writing letters, or just provide a friendly hand to hold as a Patient Visit Volunteer
  • Help prepare admission packets, assist with filing of medical records, help to prepare for meetings, and assist our volunteer coordinators, bereavement coordinators, and office managers as an Office Volunteer
  • If sewing is something you enjoy, you can serve as a Remembrance Bear Volunteer.  These volunteers lovingly hand craft bears out of cherished pieces of clothing from patients that have passed for bereaved family members.
  • If you are a student, earn service hours while gaining real life experience through service in a variety of ways throughout the company as a Student Volunteer.
  • Be the difference by offering a special sense of peace and support to patients and their families during the final hours of life through service as an 11th Hour Volunteer.
  • If you are a Veteran and want to give back to your fellow service members, you can serve as a Vet-to-Vet Volunteer.
  • If you have a trained and certified therapy pet and would like to help brighten the lives of our patients’ faces, you can serve as a Pet Therapy Volunteer.

All of our volunteers go through a background check and training so that they are prepared to be the difference through their service.  To learn more about how you can volunteer with Good Shepherd Hospice, please contact your local Good Shepherd Hospice Volunteer Services Coordinator today.