Community Care Hospice invites interested community members to consider volunteering to support hospice patients and families. A new volunteer orientation is slated for Saturday, April 22.
Hospice volunteers play a vital role with the care teams serving hospice patients and their families, providing respite care, caregiver relief, companionship, shopping, delivery of medications and supplies, massage, beautician and barber services, and gardening. Volunteers also serve as educators about hospice services in the community, create Memory Bears for loved ones, visit with pet therapy animals, and play a key role in honoring hospice patients who are veterans. Volunteers also provide clerical and office support, serve as receptionists, assist with fundraising events and data entry.
“Our volunteers are essential to our mission to celebrate the lives of the patients and families we serve,” said Jodi Howard, volunteer coordinator for Community Care Hospice. “There are always opportunities for volunteers interested in direct patient contact and care to serve, with flexibility in the time and location they can serve.”
Community Care Hospice is currently serving an average of nearly 50 patients per day across Clinton, Fayette, Highland, Ross, Pike, Adams, Brown and Hamilton counties.
For additional information contact Jodi Howard at 937-382-5400.
Submitted by Vicky Forrest, director of mission engagement & communication media content editor, Ohio Hospice.